Rapper Rylo Huncho Accidentally Kills Himself On Live Social Media Stream


Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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A teenage rapper that goes by the moniker ‘Rylo Huncho’ shot himself in the head and killed himself, seemingly by accident, during a livestream, police confimed.

Police said the 17-year-old was found dead in Suffolk, Virginia, on May 15, according to 13News Now. Law enforcement officials believe he died from an “accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound” to the head. The deceased rapper’s birth name was not publicly released by officials, but family members confirmed with 13News Now that his name is Raleigh Freeman III.

The last seconds of his post showed Rylo Huncho switching off the weapon’s safety before pointing it at his head. A gunshot rang out and his head was violently thrown to the side, and out of the camera’s view, as the camera fell to the floor. The video below is graphic and may be sensitive to some audiences.



At the beginning of the social media clip, Rylo Huncho sang into the camera while dancing around with the gun that was equipped with a green laser sight.

A GoFundMe page was set up the day after the violent video was livestreamed, and was posted by Monica Savage and Diane Bryant, who stated they were organizing the crowd-funding on behalf of Richard Patterson. The words of Patterson soon followed, and formed the explanation for the request for donations.

“Hello, my aunt recently lost her 17 year old son from a self inflicted gun wound to the head. He was her only son !” the post read.


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“She was a single parent but took care of her son the best she could. Suicide/accidental was the cause of his death we are still trying to figure out why.”

“But anything I mean anything can help her at this time of need . He was her only child she was also an only child it was always her and her son. Anything can help !” the family wrote.


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“Please keep my family in your prayers. In addition, her nephew inlaw (Richard Patterson) and I (Diane Bryant) (niece) and other family members appreciate everything.” the GoFundMe page indicated.

Rylo Huncho’s friend shared a post to Facebook, including funeral arrangements and a celebration in life being planned in honor of the young rapper.

“Raleigh A. Freeman, III, 17, of White Marsh Road, Suffolk, Virginia, transitioned on May 16, 2024 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital,” the obituary read. (RELATED: Kid Rock Reportedly Waved Gun During Profanity-Filled Interview)

“A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2024 at Rising St. James. He will be laid to rest in Holly Lawn Cemetery. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home, Inc.” it said.

The family’s fundraising efforts generated just over $3,000 of the $15,000 goal, at last reference.