The music world was shaken to its core with the sudden and tragic death of Lefty SM, a renowned Mexican rapper from San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. Lefty SM, whose real name was Juan Carlos Sauceda, was reportedly assassinated in his home in the early hours of Sunday, September 3rd.
His record label, Alzada, confirmed the news, which expressed its profound grief and extended condolences to his family, friends, and close associates.
A Heartfelt Message
Alzada released a poignant statement that rapidly garnered over 8,000 reactions within an hour:
“Dear friends and Alzada family. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our brother Lefty SM, Juan Carlos Sauceda. Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with his wife Maria Isabel and their two daughters. We appreciate your understanding during this challenging time and all the messages of support and love you have shown us.”
It concluded with the words,
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“Forever in our memories and hearts. Rest in peace, friend.”
Circumstances of the Tragedy
Local media sources shed light on the circumstances surrounding Lefty SM’s death. He was reportedly in his residence in La Cima de Zapopan, Jalisco, when alleged burglars broke in. The intruders reportedly fired shots at him, leading to his immediate hospitalization.
His wife, who is reported to be safe, personally rushed him to the emergency room of a nearby private hospital. Tragically, the rapper succumbed to his injuries, which unofficial sources suggest were caused by two gunshot wounds to the abdomen.
The Rap Community Mourns
The impact of Lefty SM’s death resonated deeply within the rap community. Prominent artists, including Alemán, MC Davo, Natos y Waor, CKAN, and Dharius, took to social media to express their disbelief and sorrow over the events that have tarnished a genre striving for recognition and respect.