The Game‘s closest friend and hype-man, Avante “AR” Rose, who also happened to be acquainted with other notable L.A. artists like DJ Quik, Snoop Dogg, and more, has passed away due to an alleged murder-suicide.
Upon hearing the news, The Game took to Instagram to post a heartfelt yet bittersweet message to his late friend. Throughout the lengthy message, the rapper recalled all the shenanigans he and Rose got into as kids.
“I waited a few days because the initial impact of hearing you were no longer here on earth, simply crushed me,” he began. “Since kindergarten, it’s been me & you side by side going through life together.”
He continued: “Staying up past our bedtimes watching WWE, to walking to the store to get a soda & chips every time we mowed another lawn & made $1 a piece, to growing up, smoking our 1st joint together, stealing cars, joining gangs, waiting on each other to get out of jail, sellin dope, gettin shot & surviving it all so that we could learn how to rap from watching “106 & Park”…… travel the world, stamp 4 passports, meet fans & see places we never imagined… It was ALWAYS “Chuck & AR”. It hurts my hurt to know that all I have left is my memories & I’ve been drowning them with my tears this entire weekend.”
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The rapper also noted how complicated the situation was for him, as it had been reported that Rose was allegedly behind the incident. However, Game made it clear that he in no way condones Rose’s actions and sent condolences to the victim’s family as well.
“My emotions are all over the place because of the entire situation & it’s hard to feel the way a person should normally feel when losing a best friend, brother… due to the fact that you not only took your life, but you took someone else’s as well,” he said.
On Sunday (June 4), SNBC13 reported that Rose had shot his girlfriend, Kassandra Arevaloz, before killing himself days later. Following the shooting, Rose apparently was spotted fleeing near a home in Torrance, California, at 23700 Western Avenue.
Rose and Arevaloz allegedly engaged in a heated argument before the shooting. Per the report, when Torrance Police arrived they discovered a female dead due to a gunshot wound.
The woman was later identified as Arevaloz, and according to a source close to the situation, Rose was immediately named a suspect. Following police findings, local law enforcement agencies launched a massive search for Rose’s whereabouts.
Only several days later, Rose was reportedly found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Following his message, the rapper immediately received an outpouring of support from his friends like Snoop Dogg and DJ Quick, who also apparently shared a personal relationship with Rose.
In two posts, Snoop expressed condolences to his friend. One of the posts featured a throwback pic of Tha Doggfather rapper, Game, and Rose.
Another post featured a video of the rapper attending a studio session with Game and Rose.
DJ Quik kept it simple, sharing a throwback picture of Game sitting courtside via Twitter, writing “for my Bro Bro. #TheGame,” in the post’s caption.