As fans, friends and family process Gangsta Boo’s unexpected death over the weekend, new details have emerged surrounding the passing of the former 3 6 Mafia member.
Gangsta Boo died at the age of 43 on Sunday (January 1). According to Fox 13 Memphis, the rapper (real name Lola Mitchell) was found dead around 4:00 p.m. local time on Sunday afternoon in her hometown of Memphis. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.
In a newly aired interview with WREG Memphis, loved ones said the rapper didn’t die “as a result of foul play,” and Boo’s close friend Delmar Lawrence said she had so many plans in the works for 2023.
“She loved what she wanted to do, she had so many plans, so many dreams about what she wanted to do for 2023. I mean she told me about ’em 3 days ago,” Lawrence told the outlet, adding that the pioneering Memphis rapper had become depressed right before her death.
“She lost her father and that was a very big blow for her,” Lawrence continued. “She was a daddy’s girl and it was many nights I prayed with her and just talked her through her grief. So I’m glad to know she’s at peace.”
He added, “The world only knew her gift. They didn’t know her heart, and she had the biggest heart and loved very hard, and her friends and family who know her they know that…”