Pat Stay has died at the age of 36 after a stabbing in downtown Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, TMZ reported. Although it hasn’t been officially confirmed by police, the Canadian rapper’s brother, Pete Stay, confirmed the death, which took place Sunday morning, to CBC, the outlet further reported. Authorities apparently responded to the shocking incident just after midnight and Pat died from his injuries shortly after being transported to a hospital. As of Sept. 4, there’s reportedly still been no arrest for the stabbing and authorities are asking anyone with information to come forward.
As we send our comfort to Pat’s family, friends, and fans, find out more about him and his budding rap career below.
Pat was known for being one of the best battle rappers on the scene.
The rapper, who was from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, would often battle other rappers on stages by using freestyle, insults, and wordplay, and became popular among the community. Despite his success, he still admitted to not having big connections that could help him get on “big media outlets/platforms” and just hours before his death, he asked for his followers’ help with getting more exposure on his Instagram story.
His success brought on a fairly large social media following.
At the time of his death, Pat had over 70,000 followers on Instagram and over 43,000 followers on Twitter. He would use his pages to promote his music and beliefs and also shared clips of interviews. He would also share funny clips of himself that brought on a lot of responses from followers.