Philadelphia mourns the tragic loss of YNG Cheese, son of rapper Gillie Da Kid, as he was laid to rest in his hometown following a fatal shooting. The incident occurred on July 20, around 8:24 p.m., on the 5800 block of Mascher Street in the Olney neighborhood. The 25-year-old rapper, YNG Cheese, suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was rushed to the hospital by police. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at 8:39 p.m.
Two other victims, a 28-year-old man, and a 31-year-old man, were also shot during the incident and were transported to the hospital. Thankfully, both men are in stable condition. Following the shooting, one of the victims sought refuge in a nearby residence, and authorities discovered ten spent shell casings at the scene. Despite immediate efforts, no arrests have been made, and no weapons were recovered.
The funeral service for Cheese, whose real name is Devin Spadey, took place at The Met in North Philadelphia on July 24. The somber occasion was attended by numerous mourners who came to pay their respects. During the service, speakers emphasized the urgency of addressing gun violence in Philadelphia and the need for immediate action.
Family friend M.C. Doug E.D. spoke passionately, urging an end to such senseless acts of violence. He highlighted Gillie’s ongoing efforts to promote a positive image and encourage people to put down their guns, making it all the more heartbreaking that his son met such a tragic fate.
Another family friend, George Macon, echoed similar sentiments, emphasizing Gillie’s commitment to combat gun violence and his dedication to making a difference.
Throughout the funeral, Gillie Da Kid, who is also known for his popular Million Dollaz Worth Of Game podcast, chose to grieve privately and refrained from making any public statements.