Jamal Dewal, more commonly known by his rapper name Capital Steez, has reportedly taken his own life on Christmas Eve, at age 19. As reported by Noise 11, the tragic news was confirmed by Dewal’s collaborator Joey Badass, who posted:
“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..”.
Before his death, Dewal posted one final tweet on December 23 that read, “The end.” The post may have foreshadowed Dewal’s decision to commit suicide or it may just have been promoting the recently released mixtape The Aprocalypse.
As noted by Noise 11, Capital Steez was pegged by Billboard as an ‘up-and-coming’ artist to watch out for.
— KING CAPITAL $TEEZ (@CapitalSTEEZ_) December 24, 2012