Posted by Bossip Staff
As we alluded earlier this week, more information surrounding Shakir Stewart’s suicide has surfaced:
According to the Cobb medical examiner’s office, the autopsy report will take up to 12 weeks. Police are also withholding official details about the untimely death. Still, speculation amongst industry insiders is beginning to make its rounds, with some suggesting that the demise of the A&R star might be related to his involvement with the infamous Black Mafia Family.Stewart’s suicide was shocking in light of his recent promotion to Executive Vice President of A&R just this past summer – a position he called his “dream job.” He filled a vacuum left at Def Jam after the exit of rap star and former president of the label, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. Official statements from the Stewart family expressed their sadness and implied that something had changed about their loved one in the days before his death. “It is difficult to express or explain in words what led to the tragic occurrence on Saturday. Over the past several weeks, Shakir’s behavior was inconsistent with the man we all know and love,” a statement read. According to a music industry source, Stewart was completely engrossed by his work and never seemed happy. Though his salary and respect in the music business was generous, sources say that Stewart was always attracted to the fast life, and he was even known to borrow large amounts of money. “He enjoyed the hustle, the wheeling and dealing. He was always on the move, never sitting still…and always in touch with gangsta types,” said a source. No organized crime ties have been confirmed.
This story seemed strange, at best, to begin with. When friends start revealing personal information, there is normally some truth to it. We’ll be sure to keep you all informed as more details emerge.
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