Rapper Snootie Wild dead aged 36

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By Carina Murphy

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Rapper Snootie Wild has died after being shot in the neck during a roadside argument in Houston on Friday, the New York Post reports.

The 36-year-old artist - whose real name was LePreston Porter - was best known for his hit track 'Yayo', which also featured Yo Gotti.

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Snootie Wild performing at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2014. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

His death was confirmed in a Saturday evening post on his Instagram page, which shared a snap of the Memphis rapper alongside the caption: "Gone in body, but your NAME & LEGACY will live forever! #TeamYayo4Life."

According to ABC 13, Wild was found around 2:00PM by Texas police after the Shotspotter Program alerted them to shooting along England Street. He had been shot in the neck and was lying beside an SUV in a ditch.

A Houston officer told the outlet how they suspected the rapper had died, saying: "It looks like he backed in there [the ditch] accidentally. Then the other vehicle pulled up, and folks got out of the car."

"They were talking for a little bit, and then all of a sudden, gunfire went off. Only one shot, actually."

Wild was not pronounced dead at the scene. In a post made to his Facebook page on Friday evening, it was announced that the rapper was "fighting for his life." However, his injuries proved to be fatal and he passed away shortly after.

Although no arrests have been made yet in connection with the rapper's death MailOnline reports that police suspect Wild's killers are still in the area near where his body was found.

Tributes have already begun to pour in for Wild, with fellow hip hop artists including Sonny Digital and DJ Paul taking to social media to mourn his loss.

"Damn RIP to Snootie," wrote Sonny Digital in a post on Twitter, while DJ Paul shared a snap of him and Wild to Instagram with the hashtag 'ripsnootiewild'.

Following his 2014 hit with Yo Gottie, Wild went on to collaborate with big-name artists including French Montana and Fabolous.

He is reportedly survived by his four children, per The Mirror.

Our thoughts are with Wild's family, friends, and fans at this time.

Featured Image Credit: UPI / Alamy

Rapper Snootie Wild dead aged 36

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By Carina Murphy

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Rapper Snootie Wild has died after being shot in the neck during a roadside argument in Houston on Friday, the New York Post reports.

The 36-year-old artist - whose real name was LePreston Porter - was best known for his hit track 'Yayo', which also featured Yo Gotti.

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Snootie Wild performing at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2014. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

His death was confirmed in a Saturday evening post on his Instagram page, which shared a snap of the Memphis rapper alongside the caption: "Gone in body, but your NAME & LEGACY will live forever! #TeamYayo4Life."

According to ABC 13, Wild was found around 2:00PM by Texas police after the Shotspotter Program alerted them to shooting along England Street. He had been shot in the neck and was lying beside an SUV in a ditch.

A Houston officer told the outlet how they suspected the rapper had died, saying: "It looks like he backed in there [the ditch] accidentally. Then the other vehicle pulled up, and folks got out of the car."

"They were talking for a little bit, and then all of a sudden, gunfire went off. Only one shot, actually."

Wild was not pronounced dead at the scene. In a post made to his Facebook page on Friday evening, it was announced that the rapper was "fighting for his life." However, his injuries proved to be fatal and he passed away shortly after.

Although no arrests have been made yet in connection with the rapper's death MailOnline reports that police suspect Wild's killers are still in the area near where his body was found.

Tributes have already begun to pour in for Wild, with fellow hip hop artists including Sonny Digital and DJ Paul taking to social media to mourn his loss.

"Damn RIP to Snootie," wrote Sonny Digital in a post on Twitter, while DJ Paul shared a snap of him and Wild to Instagram with the hashtag 'ripsnootiewild'.

Following his 2014 hit with Yo Gottie, Wild went on to collaborate with big-name artists including French Montana and Fabolous.

He is reportedly survived by his four children, per The Mirror.

Our thoughts are with Wild's family, friends, and fans at this time.

Featured Image Credit: UPI / Alamy