Lil Keed died on May 13th, just days after Young Thug, Gunna, Unfook, Lil Duke, Yak Gotti and other YSL labelmates were charged on RICO charges. His family recently planned to hold a memorial vigil to honor the late rapper. The vigil organized by Lil Keed’s family and friends was denied by city officials.
Because of the primary election and other safety concerns, the city of Forest Park informed them that they did not believe it would be a good idea to have the vigil in Starr Park. AllHipHop reported the city’s statement recently.
Like so many others throughout metro Atlanta and communities across the nation, the City of Forest Park was saddened to hear about the recent passing of local hometown entertainer Raqhid Jevon Render, also known as Lil Keed. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to his family, friends, and all those who have been impacted by this unfortunate loss.
Despite recent reports in the media and in light of several upcoming events — including next week’s very important general primary election — the city has decided not to issue a special permit for a vigil to be held at Starr Park on Tuesday, May 24th. The Forest Park Police Department plans on “taking extra precautions next week to block streets and parking to Starr Park in an effort to help ensure public safety in our community. Extra patrols at all city parks and public recreation areas will also be taking place, as well, to address elevated security measures.
Although this may be a difficult time for a great number of individuals, the city is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents and businesses. It is our sincere hope that the life of Mr. Render will be celebrated peacefully by all those who wish to remember him and his legacy.
In order to help maintain public safety in the community, the Forest Park Police Department plans to take extra precautions next week by blocking streets and parking around Starr Park. To meet the increased security measures, extra patrols will be conducted at all city parks and public recreation locations.
Despite the fact that this is a terrible time for many people, the city is committed to maintaining the safety and well-being of its residents and businesses. Organ failure was cited as the cause of his death. Lil Keed was 24 years old. Long live Keed.
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