A funeral ceremony for late rapper Takeoff is scheduled to hold at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena on Friday.
The venue, which is home to the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, has the capacity to host more than 20,000 people.
Jesse Curney III, the pastor from New Mercies Christian Church in Lilburn, confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that he will give the eulogy.
In a statement, Rev. Curney said, “I was really sad to hear the news. Kirshnik has been a faithful member since he was ten years old. He and his family were active and avid supporters of the church and the community as a whole.”
Takeoff, whose real name was Kirsnick Ball, was shot and killed at a Houston bowling alley last week. According to a report from the Houston County Coroner’s office, he was shot in the head and torso before he died outside the business.
According to TMZ, police are vigorously investigating the argument that led to the 28-year-old rapper’s death, but haven’t pinpointed any suspect just yet.
Migos rappers Takeoff, Offset and Quavo all grew up in the same household in Lawrenceville, Georgia and went on to become rap superstars who were nominated for two Grammy awards.
Takeoff was the youngest of the trio at 28. Quavo, Quavopis Marshall, is Takeoff’s uncle and Offset, Kiari Cephus, is Quavo’s cousin.