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Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly mourns death of father

Machine Gun Kelly
Posted at 3:32 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 15:47:58-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly is mourning the death of his father.

MGK tweeted on Sunday that he planned on celebrating the one year anniversary of his album Hotel Diablo, but instead announced his father's death.

"My father took his last breath this morning, and I've never felt a pain this deep in my life," the rapper tweeted.

MGK, born Richard Colson Baker, moved around the world with his family as a child but settled in Cleveland when he was a teenager. He lived with his father in Shaker Heights, where he got his stage name Machine Gun Kelly and began his rap career.