ATLANTA - Atlanta rapper Carlos Walker, aka "Shawty Lo", was killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident Wednesday morning. The Moultrie, Georgia native was 40 years old.
Atlanta radio personality Ryan Cameron broke the news on Twitter and tributes followed.
Walker is a founding member of the hip-hop group "D4L" and in 2003, founded D4L Records. He is perhaps best known for his debut single "Dey Know".
In 2008, he received a "Rookie of the Year" BET Award. Walker's most recent release, "Bowen Homes Carlos", came out in 2013.
Photos | Shawty Lo through the years
Walker leaves to mourn several children. In a 2013 interview with MTV he talked about his life with 11 children and their 10 mothers.
He told Rob Markman, "You can hate all you want to, I didn't ask for it. It just happened. Now that it happened, I'm supposed to turn my back against it?"
The show did not make it to air and was the source of controversy and protest.
According to GDOT, Walker's vehicle was struck by another vehicle while on I-285 southbound at Cascade Road. Walker's car hit two trees before catching on fire. Authorities say one person died after being ejected, and two others were transported to the hospital.
Someone tweeted from the rapper's account announcing the death.
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