Smoke Dawg, Canadian Rapper Who Toured With Drake, Dies at 21

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Up and coming rapper Smoke Dawg has died after he was shot in Toronto over the weekend. 

The 21-year-old, whose real name was Jahvante Smart, was taken to a local hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries Saturday, according to the Toronto Police Service.

Two others, a man and a woman, also sustained apparent gunshot wounds at the scene, police said. The man, a producer known as Koba Prime — aka Ernest Modekwe, 28 — was also killed. The woman is expected to survive. 

Drake posted a tribute to Smoke Dawg, who was a part of the rapper's 2017 Boy Meets World tour, on his Instagram Stories. 

"All these gifts and blessed souls and inner lights being extinguished lately is devastating," Drake wrote. "I wish peace would wash over our city. So much talent and so many stories we never get to see play out. Rest up Smoke."

Smoke Dawg is the third young rapper to be fatally shot in June. XXXTentacion was killed in South Florida on June 18, while Jimmy Wopo was gunned down that same day in Pittsburgh.

Toronto police are asking anyone with any information about Saturday's shooting to come forward. 

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