AceShowbiz - Young Dolph's family has officially spoken out in the wake of his tragic and sudden passing. In a first statement released after the rapper was shot and killed last week, the family reveals how they have been dealing with the tragedy and what gives them comfort in this difficult situation.
"There are no words that exist, that sufficiently express the pain we are feeling as a family," the statement begins. "Losing Adolph, Dolph, Man-Man, changes our lives forever. And while we will take each day as it comes, we are comforted in knowing that he leaves a legacy that reflects his heart. A heart that was for his family. A heart that was for the people."
They honor Dolph's philanthropic contribution to the community as saying, "We are grateful for the outpouring of love. We are grateful that his godly obligation to show kindness to the world is being acknowledged."
"As a family, we were blessed to call him our son, our nephew, our brother, our cousin, our partner and our Father," the statement goes on to read, before it concludes with, "And now, we have the honor of calling him our angel. A role he has always played."
Dolph's family also includes a quote from author Rudyard Kipling that reads, "If you can talk with the crowd and keep your virtue, or walk with Kings-nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run- Yours is the earth and everything that's in it, And-which is more-you'll be a man my son."
Dolph was shot and killed on November 17 while he was shopping inside Makeda's Homemade Butter Cookies, a bakery he frequented when he was back home in Memphis. He was reportedly picking up cookies for his mother when he was gunned down.
As search for the suspects remains at large, Chief of Memphis Police Department, CJ Davis, asked public for patience and implored that they don't rely on social media for answer. "Right now, I think the community needs to understand that social media is fueling with a number of rumors and innuendo not just about this investigation but various other investigations," she said on Tuesday, November 23.
"Trust that we are working on this case and we don't really have any updated information that we can share right now," the chief added. "We are always concerned about the public and we want them to know that we believe the community is safe when it relates to this particular case."