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Music producer DJ Official dies aged 26
DJ Official has died at the age of 26 (Picture: DJ Official, Instagram)
Cardi and music producer DJ Official who has died
DJ Official has died at the age of 26 (Picture: DJ Official, Instagram, Getty)

DJ Official, a Grammy award-winning music producer best known for working with Cardi B, has been shot dead at the age of 26.

The musician, real name Leslie Andre Wakefield Jr, died after a drive-by shooting in a south Los Angeles neighbourhood on Friday.

According to KTLA, DJ Official was sitting in a car with another man when a vehicle pulled up beside them. Gunshots were fired from the vehicle and hit both men.

One victim, reported to be DJ Official, died at the scene while the other victim is said to be in a stable condition.

The producers grandfather reacted to the tragic news and told NBC Los Angeles: All he did was go to work and come home. He didnt belong to [a] gang or nothing like that.

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LAPD officer Tony Im did not offer a description of the suspects but said the attack could be gang related.

DJ Official had won a Grammy Award in February after working on Cardi Bs debut album, Invasion of Privacy, which earned the best rap album accolade.

Cardi B (L) and Offset accept the Best Rap Album for 'Invasion of Privacy'
Cardi B won the best rap album at the Grammys in February (Picture: Getty Images)

Tributes for DJ Official have poured in from the music industry, including Ty Dolla Sign who wrote on Instagram: How the f**k they gon take @prodbyofficial?

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Who the f**k was mad at my bro? A father, a successful producer, a solid homie who meant a lot to all of us.

U n****s is some real life jealous a** b****es out here. we had so much fun on this tour and every time I ran into u it was love and good vibes . LONG LIVE OFFICIAL [sic].

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Music producer DJ Mustard also said: Im beyond hurt Im devastated Im sick to my stomach I love you lil bro forever @prodbyofficial [sic].

DJ Official became a father to a son earlier this year and shared a sweet photo of the newborn with caption: I put in overtime so you can over shine.

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In March, the producer expressed his devastation at the

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