Lil Dirkis an older brother OTF DThang, died this weekend … TMZ confirmed.
Cook County officials tell us that Dontay Banks Jr. – the government name of DThang – was found dead on block 7900 on S. Loomis Blvd. in Chicago and was assigned a case number. An autopsy still needs to be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.
Reports say DThang was shot in the head in front of a nightclub and died on the spot … citing alleged witnesses who said they saw the shooting fall.
DThang himself was a rapper … but he wasn’t as big as Dirk is blowing up right now. Still, he pulled out a series of songs – though they don’t seem to have ever reunited.
This is just the latest tragedy to affect Dirk’s inner circle – he has lost a handful of friends and relatives over the years … including, of course, the death of his teammate The king of … Who was it shot and killed last year. Manufacturer with whom he has worked closely Turn Me Up Josh also died last week … something Dirk himself noted in a post.
Dirk has not yet commented on his brother’s death, but condolences are pouring in on all social media. DThang was 32 years old.