LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Speaker Knockerz aka SpeakerKnockerz is dead at 19. Speaker Knockerz was found yesterday March 6, 2014, local news confirms. Cause of death remains unknown. Funeral arrangements for the rapper, real name Derek McAllister, remain pending.
Speaker Knockerz’s death was confirmed in a local news report today by WISTV Channel 10. Coroner Gary Watts told Channel 10 that Speaker Knockerz was found dead Thursday at home. But cause of death remains pending toxicology reports. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the rapper may have died of an apparent heart attack.
Watts tells news that the rapper was found dead inside his garage. Watts would not tell news if any vehicles were in the garage at the time. But initial findings by the coroner confirm no foul play. Additionally there was “no sign of trauma”, according to Channel 10.
An autopsy has reportedly been scheduled and could take weeks. Also pending are toxicology tests and “other studies”, states Channel 10. Officials would not clarify further what other studies are needed. But officials do tell news that at least two local agencies are heading the investigation, namely the Richland County Coroners Office and Sheriffs Department.
Funeral arrangements for the 19 year old rapper remain pending. Officials have not indicated who found the deceased rapper inside his home’s garage on Two Notch Road.
An alleged Facebook post purportedly by family member Mesha Wilson stated this week “Thank You all SOOOOO much for your outpouring of love and kindness you have shown my family and I during this extremely difficult time.”
It remains unclear if reports of a possible disappearance before the rapper’s passing are true. An online statement credited to a friend or family member read previously”Please say a prayer for my son Derek McAllister … We are trying to find him. He was last seen 3/4/14 [at 11 p.m.] in a black Camaro 2013. It’s not like him not to communicate or come home for this long period of time … Or show up for a music meeting/session … I pray that my son is ok.” Derek will be missed. Send your love.