From Nancy B:
Former Hot Boy Turk Pleads for Help Burying His Brother
Incarcerated former Hot Boys rapper Turk is mourning the loss of his baby brother, who was reportedly gunned down early yesterday morning in New Orleans.
It's been reported Turk's young brother, Ronald Smith, was found lying dead on behind a daiquiri shop Manhattan Street in New Orleans around 3 a.m. with several gunshot wounds to his body. Apparently Jefferson Parish authorities have 19-year-old Travis Dennis — who has already admitted himself as the shooter — in custody.
Earlier today, Turk penned an open letter to Ozone magazine asking for the hip-hop community's assistance funding burial costs for his brother Ronald. "I'm reaching out to all of you who have influence on the hip-hop community," he wrote. "My little brother and I were as close as brothers can be and it hurts me to lose him at such a young age, but as a man I must be strong."
Turk continued, "I have been in jail now for over 6yrs and there's not much I can do. My mother is mourning over the loss of her youngest child and over the fact that there is no insurance or funds to arrange the proper burial. I am asking for you to get the word out and to also help financially in any way you can. Any donations can be sent to me at the Shelby County Jail by Western Union and for those who know me personally funds can be given directly to my mother Ms. Pamela Smith."
Fans looking to contribute can send money to:
Western Union Blue Quick Collect Form
Pay to: SSC
Code City: Cobra Cash, FL
Western Union can also be done over the phone call 1-800-325-6000
All response emails are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Turk, born Tab Virgil Jr., is currently serving a 10 year sentence on possession of firearm charges dating back to a 2004 drug raid of an apartment in Memphis, Tennessee.
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