Rapper Young Capone dies aged 35 after being ‘reported missing
Rapper Young Capone has died, according to his publicist.
The rapper protégé of Jermaine Dupri was reported to have gone missing a few months ago and has now died aged 35.
Capone – real name Rodriguez Smith – was said to have disappeared in July, and it is not clear whether he reappeared before his death, or what the cause was.
Taking to Instagram with the news, Capone’s publicist Aleesha Carter wrote: ‘This is with a heavy heavy heart that I’m even posting this. We made magic when we strategically put out projects, always.
‘Young Capone aka Dopeboy Ra aka Rara was one of my first Hip Hop/ Rap clients, and I can’t believe the news I just got of his unexpected passing! A friend…a client and just huge in East Atlanta. This is not the easiest post at all. Rest easy, RIP.’