US rapper XXXTentacion, who shot to fame with consecutive hit albums, has been killed aged 20.

He was leaving a motorcycle dealership in south Florida on Monday when an armed suspect shot him.

Police in Broward County said XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

He was often described as one of rap’s most controversial artists and was facing domestic violence charges.

The polarising artist had been hailed as a breakthrough talent and tributes have been pouring in from hip-hop luminaries in the wake of his death.

The county sheriff’s office said that Onfroy was leaving the dealership shortly before 4PM local time when two armed suspects approached.

At least one of them shot him before both fled the scene in Deerfield Beach, which is 43 miles north of Miami, in a dark-coloured SUV.

Investigators said it appeared to be a “possible robbery”. Video posted to social media appeared to show Onfroy slumped in his car.

(source bbc.com)