AMERICAN rapper J $tash made headlines in January 2022 after he reportedly passed away.
The news was announced on January 3 and comes after he allegedly killed a mother of three before taking his own life.
Who was rapper J $tash?
Born September 23, 1993, $tash, 28, whose real name was Justin Joseph, was known as an up-and-coming rapper in the entertainment industry.
The rapper rose to fame following his 2016 album, Hood Rich, and has since released an additional three albums including: No More Distractions, Relax With Me, and 6ix Before 7even.
Outside of rapping, Joseph also dabbled in modeling and designing.
Prior to his death, he was able to amass a following of over 164,000 users on Instagram.
What was his cause of death?
On January 1, 2022, the Los Angeles Police Department responded to an alleged murder-suicide in Temple City around 7:15am.
The department later identified the bodies as Joseph and Jeanette Gallegos, both of whom reportedly died at the scene, according to iHeartRadio station KFI.
The LAPD also confirmed Joseph’s identity to The Sun.
“Right now, the evidence at the scene and the preliminary information we have from the children in the home is that it’s a murder-suicide,” Lieutenant Derrick Alfred, told KTLA following the attack.
Gallegos reportedly died after suffering from multiple gunshot wounds while Joseph sustained an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
At this time, details surrounding the events are still under investigation and those with information are urged to contact the department’s homicide bureau at 323-890-5500 or “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
What is J $tash’s net worth?
Being a rapper in the entertainment industry often comes with a wealthy paycheck, however, due to Joseph’s rising popularity, an exact net worth has yet to be determined for him.
As of January 2022, he is estimated to have a net worth anywhere from $1million to $12million.