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Rapper Archie Eversole dead at 37, shot dead by his own brother

Atlanta rapper Archie Eversole died of injuries sustained when his brother, Alexander Kraus, shot him late last month.

Dekalb County, Georgia police confirmed this week that Eversole was shot March 25 on Golf Vista Circle, according to the New York Post.

He died of his injuries in hospital on April 3.

Officers say Eversole was found shot at a Chevron station and later determined Kraus was involved in the incident. Kraus was arrested and charged with the shooting.

Kraus was arrested before the rapper died of his injuries and his charges were changed to murder in the death of Eversole.

The German-born “We Ready” rapper was well known to athletes and many paid tribute to him on his passing.

Eversole’s song was adopted by Atlanta United and often played during games.

The team released a statement expressing how “heartbroken” they are by Eversole’s death.

“We are heartbroken to learn of the tragic passing of Archie Eversole. A staple of the Atlanta hip-hop scene, Archie embraced Atlanta United before our first season and continues to be one of Atlanta’s staunchest supporters. of our club,” the team wrote. “In addition to his decorated musical career, his voice will live long in the minds of our supporters as ‘We Ready’ blared through the loudspeakers to kick off the Atlanta United matches. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. »

Others in the sports world also spoke about the shooting.

NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III noted that Eversole gave the world “the greatest game day anthem of all time”.

Sportswriter Brandon Caldwell noted that Eversole has created an anthem that will “outlive” us all.

Sports podcaster Joe Byron also tweeted his tribute.

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