Rising rapper Capital Steez has died after allegedly taking his own life on Christmas Eve (24Dec12).
Reports suggest the teenager, real name Jamal Dewar, took his own life after posting a sombre note on Twitter.com on Sunday (23Dec12), which read: "The end."
The 19 year old was a member of the New York-based collective Pro Era, which released a new mix tape last week (21Dec12).
His collaborator, Joey Bada$$, has since spoken out to express his grief, tweeting, "This unfortunate xmas eve.. Lost a best friend, a brother, a pro, a partner. Letting go is never easy.. May ur soul rest in peace Jamal."
He added, "Sick To My Stomach... wanna thank everyone who sent their condolences. Me and the pros are holding up strong."
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