Pop Smoke died of a gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. The 20-year-old Brooklyn rapper, whose legal name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was killed Wednesday at a home in the Hollywood Hills. A 911 call from a friend of someone in the house reported armed intruders inside the home, police said.
The determination of cause of death was made after the coroner’s office concluded their autopsy on his body, officials said. The coroner’s office also formally declared Smoke’s death a homicide and his body was released to his next of kin.