Celebrity deaths in 2014 - In Memoriam (Photos)

Slideshow posted in Photos | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

152 of 192: Rapper Lil Phat, a member of the Trill Entertainment label, was shot to death in the parking lot of Atlanta's Northside Hospital on Thursday, June 7, 2012.

The 19-year-old rapper, whose real name is Melvin Vernell III, was shot several times and pronounced dead later that evening. Authorities are searching for two men who were seen running from the scene of the crime, following the shooting.

Lil Phat was a member of Trill, along with rappers like Lil Boosie and Webbie. The label referred to Lil Phat as "the underdog ready to bust to the front line with his consistent street anthems and hustler music lyrics," on their website.

(Pictured: Lil Phat appears in an undated photo from his official MySpace page.) (Myspace.com/uptownphat)

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