Popular Canadian rapper dies at 21 after being gunned down in Toronto


Rapper Houdini has died at the age of 21, after he was gunned down in a shooting in Toronto on Tuesday.

It emerged on 26 May a man succumbed to his injuries in hospital following a shooting around 4pm in the King Street and Blue Jays Way area in the Entertainment District.

The victim was claimed to be Houdini, with social media awash with tributes from fans and performers alike.

Police later confirmed to the identity of the man to be Houdini, real name Dimarjio Antonio Jenkins.

Two other people, a 15-year-old male and 28-year-old female, were critically injured in the shooting, but are expected to make a full recovery.

According to police, six to 10 shots were fired in the incident with it believed to be a targeted attack with suspects ‘waiting for 40 minutes prior to the incident’.

Houdini was a rising star in Canada’s rap scene and was one of the most-streamed independent rappers last year, with a reported 19.2 million plays to his name on Spotify.

He is best known for tracks including Late Nights, Myself, and Backseats.

As fans of the up-and-coming rapper shared their shock on social media, fellow rappers Tory Lanez and Meek Mill seemingly confirmed the victim was Houdini earlier on as they shared tributes on Instagram.


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