XXXTentacions family announce public viewing and memorial to be held next week

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XXXTentacions family announce public viewing and memorial to be held next week
XXXTentacions public memorial and viewing to take place this week (Picture: REX / XXXTentacion Instagram)

XXXTentacions family have announced there will be a public viewing and a memorial held for the rapper on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old was shot dead in South Florida during an armed robbery on Monday, and Dedrick D. Williams has since been charged with one count of first-degree murder.

Now, almost a week after his death, a memorial date has been announced for the rapper, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy.

Earlier today an announcement appeared on his Instagram account, which has been stripped clean of all his posts, inviting his fans to come and pay tribute at a memorial.

It read: Fans come out and say your final goodbyes. It will be your last chance to see him.

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The ceremony will be held at noon next Wednesday (27 June) at the BB&T Center, where hockey team Florida Panthers play.

In the flyer it made clear that no phones will be permitted on the day as it read: no cellular devices or cameras will be allowed.

Any person found with any device of the sort will be immediately turned around at gate or escorted out and will not be permitted on the premises.

Fans and mourners of rap singer XXXTentacion make an "X" sign by a memorial, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, outside Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Fla., where the troubled rapper-singer was killed the day before. The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
His family have invited his fans and have told them it will be their last chance to see the star (Picture: AP)

Two days after news hit that the musician has been killed, fans held an impromptu gathering to pay their respect.

However, as hundreds gathered in Los Angeles on Melrose Avenue, police were forced to intervene as people began to swarm the tops of cars and scale buildings.

TMZ reported that at 10pm PST officers fired rubber bullets and pepper bullets into the crowd after participants started to throw rocks.

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Later on officers are said to have arrived in riot gear before things turned ugly with members, forcing officers to disperse the gathering by force.

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