On May 29, 2015, Young Pappy was shot twice in the back while standing on North Kenmore Avenue, Pappy was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead; he was 20 years old at the time of his death. Authorities believe the shooting was gang related.
This wasn't the first time an attempt was made on Pappy's life. In February 2014, he was shot outside a Rogers Park McDonald's, though he survived the shooting, Markeyo Carr, a nearby 17 year old did not make it. On July 12, 2014, Young Pappy was shot at again while walking in the 1300 block of Devon Avenue, but the bullets missed, and ended up striking and killing a photographer waiting for a bus.
Clifton Frye was gunned down by 17 year old Germel Dossie over snarky comments he made about Young Pappy's death. Dossie was originally reported dead, however, it was later revealed that he was alive, though in critical condition; he died weeks later as a result of his gunshot wounds. Germel Dossie, like Young Pappy, was a member of the Gangster Disciples gang from the set known as PBG (Insane Cutthroat Gangsters).