Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker was killed this morning following a car crash on I-285 in his Atlanta hometown. He was 40 years old. According to WSBTV, he was ejected from the vehicle after hitting a guardrail and trees at the Cascade Road exit. Two passengers were also hurt with non-fatal injuries.
As the frontman for the group D4L, Lo scored a Billboard number one in 2005 with, “Laffy Taffy”. After the quartet disbanded, he found moderate success as a solo act thanks to songs like, “Dey Know”, “Dunn Dunn”, and “Foolish”. In 2011, he signed with 50 Cent’s G-Unit imprint.
Leaving behind 11 children, Lo buried his father, Carl Walker, four days ago. Condolences to his friends and family.