Up-and-coming rapper 6 Dogs has died at 21 years old.
Last year, the Atlanta-based artist, who is best known for songs such as "Faygo Dreams," "Guccy Armor" and "Someone," revealed that he had caught COVID-19.
"Just took a covid test and my results came back positive," he tweeted over the summer. "I’m str8 just a pretty bad headache. I’m a healthy dood tho so I should b fine. Unfortunately this will put a delay on the album thx for rockin w me y’all."
6 Dogs was working on a follow-up to his 2019 album, Hi-Hats & Heartaches.
6 Dogs previously hinted about struggling with his mental health in November.
"If you have friends in the music biz call them and check on them. This rat race that we all are in is not cool. Some days I feel like a super hero..." he wrote in a note on Twitter.
6 Dogs was also candid about his rise to fame in his "melodic songs about depression, suicide, and other heavy topics," according to his Apple Music profile.
6 Dogs was said to have tried to keep his music career a secret from his family during his teenage years, as they were strict Christians. As a result, he moved out with his girlfriend when he was 18.
In 2016, 6 Dogs released his debut single, "Flossing," on Soundcloud when he was only 17 years old. The hit landed him a deal at Interscope Records, and he amassed more than 140,000 Soundcloud followers before he passed away.
Fans and friends paid their respects to the late musician on social media.
"he may have been ur favorite rapper 6dogs... but to me he was one of the kindest, toe painting, star gazing, art making, day dreaming, thoughtful, warmest souls i had ever met... the way u made us laugh and the ridiculous stories u would tell…" pal Benny Blanco wrote.
"i’m just trying to replay em over and over again... i miss ur laugh... i miss ur spirit... and most of all i miss u chase. i love u. rest easy."
"rip 6 dogs. real underground legend. made it all the way to benny blanco off of some internet rap songs. forever the goat," Lil Aaron said.
"i f*****g love you chase. rest easy bro. you were too pure for this world. 'It don't matter if it's hard, I'm right beside you.' 6 dogs forever," Ndarb wrote.
"RIP Chase," rapper Yung Gravy shared on Instagram, adding that 6 Dogs "inspired me in so many ways and helped me grow as an artist and a person."