Artists, fans stunned by news of rapper Lil Keed's death

EAST POINT, GEORGIA - APRIL 22: Rapper Lil Keed attends Young Stoner Life Meet & Greet at DTLR Camp Creek on April 22, 2021 in East Point, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Support from artists and performers began to flood social media when an Instagram post from a relative on Saturday morning confirmed the sudden death of Atlanta rapper Lil Keed.  

The 24-year-old, whose legal name is Rahqid Render according to a bio on his record label's website, was born in Atlanta. The cause of the rapper's death is unknown. 

Lil Keed was set to perform at Daze in Blue, a music festival in Charlotte, on Saturday.

Doe Boy, known for various singles and his lyrics in Future's "100 Shooters," tweeted not long after news of the Lil Keed's death broke.

Atlanta-based rapper Lil Gnar, who has collaborated with Lil Keed and other Young Stoner Life Records artists, shared a photo. 

More artists and organizations offered condolences and mourned the musician's death on Saturday morning:

Lil Keed signed with Young Stoner Life Records in 2018 after a mixtape got the attention of Young Thug, who founded YSL. 

His song, "Nameless" has more than 33 million views on YouTube and his song, "Snake," has more than 12 million views.