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Offset says Takeoff's death has left hole in his heart that can't be filled

Offset says Takeoff's death has left hole in his heart that can't be filled

Takeoff was shot and killed earlier this month.

Migos star Offset has opened up about the shocking death of his former bandmate Takeoff, confessing that the heartbreaking loss 'left a hole in his heart that will never be filled'.

Takeoff, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, was killed earlier this month aged 28 after being shot in Houston, Texas.

Houston Police confirmed that officers had responded to a shooting on 1200 Polk St, where one of the victims was found dead upon arrival.

It was later confirmed by a representative for the rapper that the man who had been shot dead was indeed Takeoff.

The incident sent shockwaves through the rap industry, with stars like Dave, Drake, Gucci Mane, Sean Paul, and AJ Tracy lining up to pay tribute to the musician.

Just over two weeks after the shooting, Takeoff's former bandmates Offset and Quavo paid their own personal tributes to the rapper.

Offset, who had parted ways with Takeoff and Quavo just before the horrific shooting, took to Instagram with an emotional message for his late cousin.

He wrote: "Dear Take, the pain you have left me with is unbearable.

“My heart is shattered and I have so many things to say, but I can’t find the words.

“I’ve been going to sleep and waking up hoping that all of this is a dream, but it’s reality, and reality feels like a nightmare.

“I wish I could hug you one last time. Laugh one last time. Smoke one one last time. Perform one last time.”

He continued “I know someone with a soul like yours is in heaven now. I hope you can see how much we love you and miss you.

"You have left a hole in my heart that will never be filled. Give me strength, give your brothers strength, give your family strength.

"Even though I know you will always be with us, throw me a lil sign or a beautiful dream. I love you forever, 4L and after."

A few days earlier, Takeoff's uncle, Quavo, real name Quavious Keyate Marshall, had posted his own dedication to social media, explaining that he was so much more than a nephew, but rather an 'angel watching me and watching us this whole time in living form.'

He promised: “You will continue to send your blessings down from heaven and I will continue to keep your name alive as long as I live,

A funeral service was held for the rapper at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta last week, and included performances from Justin Bieber, Chloe Bailey and Yolanda Adams, as well as a poem by Drake.

Takeoff was the youngest member of Migos, and often considered the quietest, most laid back member of the group.

Migos had officially split up earlier this year after an alleged falling out with Offset.

In October, Takeoff and Quavo announced their rebrand as a duo 'Unc and Phew' and releasing their album Only Built For Infinity Links.

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Topics: Celebrity, Music