The Famous rapper, who was killed by police in Los Angeles on July 17, 2016, was also known as FAME and the name of his daughter.
He was remembered as an extremely prolific songwriter and producer, and had a number of hits with his hit single “D.O.A.” from his 1989 debut album, The Faded.
He was also the subject of a rap song by rapper Jay-Z that was also recorded by The Famed.FAME was shot dead in his home in West Hollywood by LAPD officers who say he attacked them during a robbery attempt.
In a video posted to Instagram by the Los Angeles Police Department, FAME can be seen dancing with a gun in one hand, and holding a gun to his head with the other.
The Los Angeles City Council is currently considering whether to award FAME’s widow the Purple Heart for her husband’s death, which is the highest civilian honor in the United States.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has expressed concern that a lack of justice for FAME will lead to violence in the city, where there are a number a high number of violent crimes.