Nine days after his shocking and untimely passing, Nipsey Hussle’s death certificate has been released.
According to TMZ, the certificate confirms that the cause of death for the rapper, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, is listed as gunshot wounds to the head and torso. But what may surprise many is that he was pronounced dead a full 35 minutes after the shooting outside of his clothing store on March 31, indicating he may have tried to hold on.
His brother, Samiel Asghedom arrived at the scene as Hussle lay on the ground after the wounds were inflicted, he said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
A 911 operator instructed Asghedom to deliver CPR to try to keep his brother alive. When the paramedics arrived and lifted Hussle from the ground, everyone could see that a bullet had struck him in the back of the head, also.
Hussle was rushed to the hospital by paramedics. His family and high profile friends we on hand at the hospital as well, shortly after he arrived.
The moment when his girlfriend Lauren London rushed into the emergency room frazzled and dismayed was caught on cell phone video by a spectator and quickly went viral. So fans are now shocked to find out he had probably already died when she arrived.
The document, obtained by TMZ lists the rapper’s occupation as an artist and entrepreneur who worked in the entertainment and real estate industries. It also states that despite the fact that he referred to London as his wife, he was not married at the time of his death. He was officially pronounced dead at 3:55 PM
Since the shooting, the site has become a shrine to the rapper known not just for his music, but for his philanthropy and entrepreneurship.
Eric Holder, 29, was arrested last week and charged in Hussles murder. He has pleaded not guilty.
As fellow M.C. The Game readies his upcoming album Born to Rap, Complex reports that he has reached out to west coast legends Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg to join him in paying homage to Nipsey, with new music.
The slain musician’s public memorial will take place on Thursday April 11th at the Staples Center.