Rapper Smoke Dawg, who once collaborated with Drake, has been killed in a shooting in downtown Toronto.

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Canadian police said the 21-year-old, whose real name is Jahvante Smart, was killed along with Ernest Modekwe, 28, at about 8pm on Saturday.

Drake posted an Instagram story on Sunday showing them performing together.

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The star wrote that such a death “is devastating” and added “so much talent and so many stories we never get to see play out”.

Canadian producer Murda On The Beat also paid tribute: “RIP My Brothers Smoke Dawg & Koba.. Love You Guys 4 Life.. Rest Easy,” he said.

British rapper Chipmunk wrote: “RIP SMOKE DAWG!!!”

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Smoke Dawg was associated with the Toronto music group known as Full Circle which consists of Prime Boys and Halal Gang.

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The rapper had also worked with the British grime artist Skepta on the song Overseas.

A woman who was wounded in the shooting is expected to recover from her injuries.

No arrests have been made.



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