Canadian rapper Pat Stay died within the early morning hours Sunday after being stabbed in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Police introduced in a press release. His dying is being investigated as a murder.
Police stated they discovered the 36-year-old, whose full title is Patrick Wayne Stay, at round 12:35 a.m. Stay was rushed to a hospital, the place he died. The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner decided his reason behind dying later that day.
“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and loved ones during this difficult time,” Halifax Regional Police stated in a press release. Stay had two younger youngsters.
Hip-hop luminaries together with Eminem and Drake paid their respects. Stay, who made his bones buying and selling lyrical blows with expert opponents in head-to-head rap battles, starred within the 2017 Eminem-produced movie “Bodied” concerning the underground scene.
“hiphop lost one of the best battlers of all time … RIP @patstay .. KINGS NEVER DIE,” tweeted Eminem, whose actual title is Marshall Mathers.
Stay was extremely revered by friends — Drake even skipped the 2015 Grammy Awards to observe him win a rap battle.
“That was a blessing and an honour,” Stay instructed Canadian outlet The Sign in 2020. “I won that title match and it was an honour to do it in front of Drake.”
The guy Canadian rapper paid tribute in an Instagram Story with overlaid textual content that learn: “RIP to the Sucka Free Boss.. One of my fav rappers ever.” Drake additionally known as him “one of, if not, the best” within the feedback of a tune Stay lately posted on the social media platform.
Stay instructed The Sign he liked Halifax and by no means “found a reason to go anywhere else.” A memorial marketing campaign launched on GoFundMe has raised greater than $139,000 out of an $800,000 aim to finance the late rapper’s funeral and assist his household.
“Pat Stay was a very honorable man who was on his way to a bright future,” the marketing campaign organizers wrote. “Our heart hurts for his family and friends at this time so we hope to help ease some of the pain by ensuring his family has help through this process.
No arrests have yet been made, according to CNN. Police said in a statement that the “investigation is in its preliminary stages and is being led by homicide investigators from the Special Investigations Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.”