What Happened to 'RHOA' Star Marlo Hampton's Nephew? He Was Fatally Shot
What happened to Marlo Hampton's nephew? The 'RHOA' star mentioned her deceased nephew in a sneak peek clip for Season 15, Episode 3.
Fans of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta are aware that Marlo Hampton is very open about her family dynamic and frequently mentions her family members on the show. Viewers also know her as "Munty" to her nephews William and Michael.
But what happened to Marlo's older nephew Quentin McNeil (aka Memphis Mack)? Here’s what to know about the sad story of his passing.
What happened to Marlo Hampton’s nephew Quentin and what was his cause of death?
Prayers up! In an Instagram post on Aug. 20, 2020, Marlo revealed the news to fans that Memphis Mack had passed away.
“Rest in peace to my nephew Quentin, aka Memphis Mack … taken from us too soon,” Marlo wrote. “I never imagined I would be saying goodbye to another family member so soon. He was the life of the party and he always kept it real."
Marlo continued: "We had our moments because neither one of us knew how to hold our slick tongues, but I loved my nephew dearly. He was a great cook, son, brother, friend, cousin, grandson, and nephew. Quentin, we will miss you dearly."
At the time, Marlo did not disclose the circumstances surrounding Quentin’s death. However, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has since shed some light.
The publication shares that Quentin died on Aug. 12, 2020, after being fatally shot in southeast Atlanta. A man named Fashon Raquan Ramsey-Waldron was arrested and charged with felony murder.
Atlanta police said in a statement (per the outlet): "At this time, it appears the decedent was involved in a physical altercation with another male before he was shot.”
Quentin was only 33 years old.
Marlo Hampton mentioned her nephew Quentin in ‘RHOA’ Season 15, Episode 3.
All hell has broken loose.
In Season 15, Episode 3, the ladies were all backstage at City Winery talking after Drew Sidora's performance with RHOP star, Candiace Dillard-Bassett.
As the ladies aired out their grievances with each other — with Marlo and Monyetta Shaw bumping heads — the discussion pivots to Kandi Burress-Tucker's restaurant Blaze.
Drew asks Kandi about the incident at her restaurant Blaze and tiptoes around the shooting. This leads Marlo to jump in and ask Drew, "You're talking about the shooting that happened at Blaze?"
Kandi says, "It's a private matter," and Marlo instantly gets triggered.
Following Kandi's sentiments from the previous episode with discussing the shooting at Old Lady Gang, the mogul decides not to go into detail about the shooting since it's an open investigation. This leads to Marlo accusing Kandi of not wanting to open up about things she has going on.
Once the scene ends, production shows a clip of Drew and Marlo arguing 30 minutes later. Marlo is upset that Drew didn't use the word "shooting" when talking about the incident.
Marlo later shares in a confessional that Quentin was an employee at OLG before he was murdered.
Production shows screenshots of Marlo's text conversation with Kandi about Quentin where she revealed that he passed away. In Marlo's eyes, she believes that Kandi didn't care about what happened.
Not to mention, production aired footage from two years ago that shows Marlo and Kandi discussing Quentin's death and Kandi seemingly pretending not to know what happened.
Now Marlo is upset because she feels like Drew is attempting to minimize her feelings. However, Drew explains that she understands that Marlo is hurt and that she too has lost family members seemingly to gun violence. The reason why she didn't use the word "shooting" was simply due to everyone already having knowledge of the incident.
Marlo proceeds to yell at Drew repeatedly saying, "My nephew is dead," and storms out of the venue leaving Drew too stunned to speak. Yikes!
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is no easy feat, especially due to violent circumstances. We’d like to give our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Quentin McNeil.