24-year-old Maryland native Markelle Morrow died on Friday, March 18, 2022. He launched his career as a rapper a few years ago, releasing songs under the monikers of Goonew, Big Wizzle, and HoodRich Goon.
One of his first mixtapes, "Certified Goon," came out in 2017. He and Lil Dude released the album "Homicide Boyz" in 2018. Another mixtape, "Still Servin," and an album, "Back From Hell," soon followed. What happened to the up-and-coming rapper? What was Goonew's cause of death?
Goonew passed away on March 18, 2022. What happened?
"At [approximately] 5:40 p.m., officers responded to the area for a report of a shooting. Once on scene, they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a hospital for life-threatening injuries," Prince George Police Department tweeted, via the Sun. "At [approximately] 7:30 p.m., the victim was pronounced dead."
"All he wanted to do is try to get his family out the hood," Goonew's mother, Patrice Morrow, told WUSA9. "He had a heart bigger than his body. When they took him, they took me."
Goonew cemented himself as a talented artist with songs like "No Diss" and a range of collaborations.
Goonew's funeral was held on Sunday, April 3, 2022.
Goonew's funeral was held on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at the Bliss Nightclub in Washington D.C. The funeral garnered considerable scrutiny after a video made its way to the internet.
"To be honest, Goonew deserved way better in my opinion. Long live him, though," tweeted @3babyrackz.
Our thoughts are with Goonew's family, friends, and fans at this time.