It's always tragic whenever someone young passes away, especially when they're on the cusp of doing great things for themselves. Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened to Zyi’Air Sherrer, aka Zaywoah. He managed to amass quite the following online with memes that clearly resonated with a lot of folks along with slick dance videos and funny reaction/commentary clips.
So what happened to Zyi’Air Sherrer aka Zaywoah that culminated in his tragic end?
The rising social media star had amassed hundreds of thousands of followers across multiple platforms, and his fans were shocked to hear that, on the morning of Sept. 22, 2020, he had been involved in a shooting that took place at the Fountainhead Apartments in Harrison Township — approximately five miles away from the influencer's native home in Dayton.
Details surrounding Sherrer's murder are sparse, however, we know that authorities reported to the scene of the crime at approximately 1:24 a.m. Sherrer's girlfriend reportedly made the call, and attempts to revive the young man were unfortunately met with failure and he was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests were made nor suspects named in the case.
Fans are claiming that Zyi’Air Sherrer's baby mama Kamaree had something to do with his murder.
After hearing about the paltry details surrounding Sherrer's death, folks began speculating that Kam had something to do with the young man's murder and that he was "set up" by Kam.
What's more is that fellow social media star and friend of Sherrer, Gutta K, said that they saw Kam walking away from the murder site with the shooter. Not only that, but there's allegedly actual video of the two together.
Gutta K uploaded the "revelation" to their Instagram account stating that they needed to get this "weight" off their chest. Monsters and Critics couldn't verify the validity of the video that Gutta K is speaking of, nor has there been any indication from officials that such a video even exists.
Still, that hasn't stopped people from murmuring that perhaps the young man was set up by his baby mama.
Zaywoah's musical career began taking off in 2020 before he was fatally shot.
In August of 2020 he released two singles: "What You Need" and "Anybody Else But You." The tracks featured rapper 6Figure Retta and racked up tens of thousands of views. It's said he was working on new material as well, and he had even more songs planned for the future.
Cara eu tinha acabado de postar no stories uma foto "life is to short", so foi eu entrar no twitter e vi de cara que o Zaywoah morreu— KAYKY | (@KaykyCarter) September 22, 2020
jus seen Zay Woah page on here ... 🤭 But let dat man Rest In Peace 🕊🕊💙— mamas 💞 (@therealarcey) September 22, 2020
A fake crowdfunding account was set up for Zaywoah's funeral costs.
While there's been an outpouring of tributes and support for the social media star's friends and family in the wake of his death, there have also been some shameless opportunists who used his tragedy as a means of hoodwinking some folks out of their money.
A Twitter account began circulating a post that they were collecting donations for his funeral.
rip zaywoah 💔i used to watch all his dubs in middle school ..i really watched him grow up smh that’s sad— Z. (@yoniggaloveszoe) September 22, 2020
He def had money and his dad and cousins was in they bag and his mom sitting on a stack while she in jail he don’t no fucking fun raiser for money this account beyond fake— shawn🌠 (@dytXshawn) September 22, 2020
Those who were close to Sherrer confirmed that the tweet is fake and they didn't post a crowdfunding campaign asking for help in arranging Zay's funeral.
We will update this story with more information on the circumstances surrounding Zaywoah's death when it becomes available.