Atlanta Rapper '6 Dogs' Passes Away at the Age of 21 — Here's What Happened
Rapper 6 Dogs, whose real name is Chase Amick, has reportedly passed on. 6 Dogs was pronounced dead on January 26; find out more about the rapper's cause of death below.
Atlanta rapper 6 Dogs passed away at the age of 21. “Everything Georgia” broke the news of his passing on Twitter, along with the rapper's picture revealing that he took his own life.
“Breaking: Atlanta rapper ‘6 Dogs’ has passed away from suicide. RIP.” In the photo, 6 Dogs wore a blue hoodie with a yellow t-shirt underneath and a red beanie standing behind a blue wall.
Fans and fellow rappers paid tribute to him; Gwen Stacy tweeted, “6 Dogs was one of the nicest people I ever had the pleasure of talking to. One of the only people who never changed when the clout came.”
Stacy added that he would forever be a part of her life and memories. “So down to earth. So, encouraging. So, based. Rest in paradise,” she concluded. Matthew Hauri, better known as “Yung Gravy,” also took to Instagram to pay tribute to his now-late friend.
“RIP Chase, you inspired me in so many ways and helped me grow as an artist and a person,” he wrote while adding a heart and dog emojis. Yung Gravy shared two photos reminiscing on his memories with 6 Dogs.
The first image shows 6 Dogs on the left-hand side as he posed holding a cell phone backward with just his fingertips. Alongside him is fellow rapper Yung Gravy beaming with sunglasses and rocking a floral shirt and black pants.
The second picture shows the two rappers and a couple of friends who pose for the camera with their fingers up. It appears the guys were enjoying an evening time together.
The famous underground rapper is best known for his hit songs “Someone and Flossin” and “Faygo Dreams.” 6 Dogs revealed on social media last year November that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
The musician added that the virus gave him intense headaches. The “Off the Gas” singer also hinted at mental issues and wrote on Twitter that musicians should check on each other because other people are going through tough times in the music business.
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... pic.twitter.com/F6ks9GudDD— benny blanco (@ItsBennyBlanco) January 26, 2021
6 Dogs' cause of death was not initially revealed when he was declared dead. According to Daily News, the star's manager did not comment on the news of his death before the story broke out.
However, people who worked with him and several fellow rappers confirmed his death and posted photos of him on social media. 6 Dogs reportedly rose to fame with songs about drugs, depression, and other dark topics and uploaded his first songs to SoundCloud in 2016.
The artist gained more than 140,000 followers on the platform before his death. 6 Dogs began rapping and recording his original tracks when he was just a teenager.
The rap star kept his craft a secret from his strict Christian family. The rapper’s “Flossin” track went viral on SoundCloud back in 2016 and was “indefinitely grounded” by his religious mother when she found out about his music.