In a shocking turn of events, the Mexican entertainment industry is grappling with the loss of prominent rapper Lefty SM, whose given name was Juan Carlos Sauceda. Early on Sunday, September 3, the news of his untimely death spread like wildfire. Notable artist MC Davo was among the first to announce the tragic incident, using his social media platform.
The record label Alzada, to which Lefty SM was affiliated, promptly released an official statement on the matter:
“Dear friends and family Alzada. It is with deep sadness that we inform about the passing of our brother Lefty SM, Juan Carlos Sauceda. Our affection, love, and prayers are with his wife, María Isabel, and his two daughters.”
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Sauceda’s life was taken by at least two gunshot wounds to the thoracic region. The incident allegedly occurred at his residence in the La Cima neighborhood of Zapopan, Jalisco. At this juncture, it remains uncertain whether this was a result of a burglary gone wrong or a targeted assault. The public and fans alike are awaiting more details on the circumstances surrounding this heinous act.
MC Davo’s Emotional Response
MC Davo, visibly shaken, shared a video on his Instagram stories, expressing his grief and shock. Only two days prior, Lefty SM had joined MC Davo on stage for a performance at the Metropolitan Theater in Mexico City. A tearful Davo remarked:
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“I really can’t believe this shit… and I have already talked to everyone to verify that all this is true, an apology, I am not prepared with the little picture and the shit…, but the fucking world is in the shit…, how is it possible for this to happen, I can’t fucking believe it…, I can’t fucking believe it. I’m going to be disconnected, it’s not possible this sh…”
In a subsequent post, he shared a glimpse of their last conversation.
Remembering Lefty SM
Born on April 22, 1992, in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Lefty SM, or Juan Carlos Sauceda, began his foray into the music world in 2010. Despite a slow start, by 2017 his career had soared, with the release of his first professional singles. He dedicated himself fully, accumulating a series of hits in a short span.
In his lifetime, Lefty SM gifted fans with two studio albums: “Avión de papel” and “Necesidad.” His collaborations with fellow Mexican artists were numerous, making his sudden departure even more poignant. The music world, including artists like ACZINO, Alemán, MC Davo, and Santa Fe Klan, has come forward to mourn the loss of this young talent.