Chicago rapper King Von, born Dayvon Daquan Bennet, has passed away at the age of 26. He was a father of 3.
In the early hours of November 6, he was allegedly involved in a physical altercation between two groups outside of an Atlanta hookah lounge. Atlanta police Deputy Chief Timothy Peek revealed that the situation escalated and guns were fired. Two off-duty police officers working as security intervened and fired shots as well. The exchange resulted in the deaths of two men, and the hospitalization of two others, including King Von. He was reported to be in critical condition earlier today and passed away from injuries sustained this afternoon.
King Von was a respected storyteller, known for painting vivid pictures of his native Chicago. Though he had relocated to Atlanta before his death, he told Passion Weiss in a 2020 interview that he had gone back to the neighborhood he grew up in and gave money directly to the people there. “I go back to Chicago – I went back last week and gave my ‘hood one-hundred thousand dollars….I’m going to go to my block, Parkway 64th & King Drive 65th, and I’ll be giving out money,” he said.
He had released two projects, Welcome to O’Block and Levon James, earlier this year.
We are sending our condolences to his family and friends.