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R&B stars mourn death of August 08

Published on August 30, 2023

Big Sean, Vince Staples are among stars who are mourning the death of Davon Jacobs, aka August 08. He passed away on Monday unexpectedly, leaving his family and friends shocked.

His family has also confirmed his passing, sharing tribute on him on Instagram.

The cause of death is yet unknown.

“As we all try to press through understand that we all come here to serve a soul purpose. I find comfort in knowing that my brother lived a full life of abundance,” read the statement, courtesy of August’s sister Blackie. “He was able to travel the world, and touch millions of people while fulfilling his soul purpose as a musician.

“I am proud to have a brother who lives on through music, and I encourage you all to keep streaming his records and telling everyone how great he is. 08/08 = infinity. I give thanks to you all for the calls, text, and prayers. Please keep us uplifted.”

August’s mom, Mena, added: “It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the death of our beloved son, brother, uncle, singer, songwriter, musician and mentor Ray Davon Jacobs, also [known] as August 08. He will continue to blossom and spread his love through music.”

He emerged as a an important ally of 88rising although he’s been behind the scenes lately. He recently dropped his new album Seasick, featuring appearances like ScHoolboy Q, Jhené Aiko and Joji.


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