Redway Killed in Fatal Car Accident, Fans React on Twitter
The Toronto hip-hop community is mourning the loss of up-and-coming rapper Redway. The rap upstart was killed in a fiery car accident along with two other people early Saturday morning (Aug. 1).
According to CP24, the vehicle lost control and crashed into a guardrail before bursting into flames near Pearson International Airport. Redway’s management team issued a statement confirming the sad news. It reads:
“With a heavy heart and deepest regards, it’s with great sadness to [sic] announce the sudden death of Toronto Rapper Shane Redway.
Redway was known for being a passionate artist who was always striving for greatness, pushing the boundaries of always believing in your visions and dreams which led to the creation of the BLVD (The Belief Leading Visions & Dreams).
The family asks for privacy during this time of mourning.”
Before his untimely death, Redway was making noise in the underground rap scene with his critically-acclaimed project, Years Ahead.
Upon hearing the news of Redway’s tragic death, his longtime collaborator producer Wondagirl and fellow rhymer Drake expressed their grief on social media. Fans also took to Twitter to tweet out condolences to the rapper. You can read them below.
A crowdfunding page has been set up to help raise $10,000 to cover the cost of Redway’s funeral. If you want to contribute, then head over to GoFundeMe.com.
We want to send our condolences to Shane Redway’s family and friends. May he rest in peace.
Redway repped the city right…
— husher (@ovohusher) August 1, 2015
I will be drinking a LOT today. My family gone. #RIPRedway
— #RipRedway (@Jus_Say_Shey) August 1, 2015
Prayers for the families of Redway and the two other females who passed away.
— Mustafa Ahmed (@MustafaThePoet) August 1, 2015
Redway always had a positive aura about his purpose. Humble & top notch lyricist. Prayers to Ebony & his family
— Tre Capital (@trecapital) August 1, 2015
RIP @RedwayBlvd … I didn't know you personally, but I was a fan. Sending my best to his family and close friends. Way too early.
— Flex The Antihero (@FlexTheAntihero) August 1, 2015
R.I.P redway rest in heaven young king
— ShaqIsDope (@shaqisdope) August 1, 2015
We lost a good soul today. He was always positive and motivational. Rest in paradise Redway
— Brandon (@BrandonBillions) August 1, 2015
— Siete שִׁבעָה (@SEVNTHOMAS) August 1, 2015