Bryan Steffy

Migos Artist Takeoff Passed Away in Houston at Age 28

Takeoff, a Migos artist and Quavo‘s nephew, died after being shot in Houston at the age of 28.

The Houston Police Department reported in the early hours of this morning that they had responded to a shooting, where the victim was found dead upon arrival. Several hours of social media speculation about the victim’s identity ensued.

According to early reports, an altercation occurred during a dice game in which both Quavo and Takeoff were present. Police confirmed the two’s presence in the area of the crime.

According to TMZ‘s initial reporting, up to two other victims were shot at the scene. Both had been taken to a nearby hospital, where their conditions were unknown.

Police have yet to confirm the victim’s identity to media partners as of this writing. They have stated that more information will be released once the victim’s family has been notified and his identity has been verified by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Takeoff rose to international prominence as a member of the famous group Migos. The trio of Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff first appeared on the scene in 2008. They’ve released four studio albums, twelve mixtapes, and 47 singles since then, becoming popular enough to tie the Beatles’ record for simultaneous Billboard Hot 100 hits.

The group was rumored to have split earlier this year, with Offset going solo and Takeoff and Quavo forming a duo called Unc & Phew (due to their blood relation).

The rumors were eventually confirmed in the autumn, just before Takeoff and Quavo’s debut album, Only Built for Infinity Links, was released on October 7, 2022.