His family will host a special “Celebration of Life” this Friday, November 11, at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena at 12:00 p.m. Official details follow in part below:
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Free tickets are available only to Georgia residents starting today, Tuesday, November 8th at 2 p.m. via Ticketmaster. Fans can secure a maximum of two (2) tickets.Tickets are non-transferrable, and parties must enter the venue together. All guests are strongly encouraged to arrive early with doors opening at 11 a.m. State Farm Arena will offer free parking for ticketed guests in the Ruby Lot (100 Baker Street Extension, Atlanta, GA, 30303) until the lot is full. This is a limited-capacity event, and it is recommended that fans who do not secure tickets to not come downtown.
The public memorial will follow a strict no photo and no video policy. All devices will be checked with Yondr bags prior to entering the arena. Media will not be allowed entry to cover the event. Images from the event will be provided following the conclusion.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts that donations should be made to The Rocket Foundation which was recently established to support programs which are saving lives through proven, community-based solutions to prevent gun violence.
Donations can be made at: www.rocket-foundation.org
No gifts or items will be permitted to be left at or near the venue.
For more information, please visit statefarmarena.com/TakeoffCelebrationOfLife.
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Date/Time: Friday, November 11th, 12:00 p.m. (Doors open at 11 a.m.)
Location: State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303
Tickets: Fans can secure a maximum of two (2) tickets at Ticketmaster. Tickets are non-transferrable, and parties must enter the venue together. All guests are strongly encouraged to arrive early. This is a limited-capacity event, and it is recommended that fans who do not secure tickets to not come downtown.
Parking: State Farm Arena will offer free parking for ticketed guests in the Ruby Lot (100 Baker Street Extension, Atlanta, GA, 30303) until the lot is full.
New Mercies Christian Church pastor Jesse Curney III will be officiating the service and providing the eulogy. ]
The rapper was shot and killed at a bowling alley in downtown Houston where he and Quavo, his uncle and Migos bandmate, were playing dice at around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 1. Takeoff’s autopsy revealed that he was shot multiple times in the head and torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene, while Quavo was unharmed. Two other people were shot and taken to the hospital.
Houston police confirmed that an investigation is underway, and officers are examining a nearby surveillance video in an effort to determine what led to the shooting. No arrests have been made.
Ahead of the ceremony on Friday, Drake postponed his set at the Apollo Theater, which was scheduled for the same day, to make time to attend the funeral. “The Apollo show has been moved to allow us to pay respect to our dear friend this weekend,” he wrote in an Instagram story on Monday.
Takeoff, whose real name is Kirsnik Khari Ball, was born in Lawrenceville, Ga., in 1994. In 2008 he began rapping with Quavo (Quavious Keyate Marshall) and his cousin Offset (Kiari Kendrell Cephus). Originally called Polo Club, the trio changed their name to Migos and released their first mixtape, “Juug Season,” in 2011.
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