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26 May 2015

Chinx’s Family Raising Funds For Rapper’s Funeral; Service Held

Chinx has been laid to rest in Queens, New York.


The family of the late Lionel “Chinx” Pickens is asking that fans and friends of the rapper donate to a GoFundMe campaign in order to assist in raising funds for Chinx’s funeral and other costs.


A goal for the online fundraiser, which has been labeled “the official and only fundraising campaign for the family,” was set at $20,000 and so far, Chinx’s family has raised a little over $10,000 at press time.


On the GoFundMe page, a message from the family spoke on the unexpected death of Chinx and their financial concerns.


“As you can imagine, in today’s challenging economic climate, losing your primary source of income can be devastating,” the message reads. “When that loss is due to the unexpected death, it leaves a void that can never truly be filled. Instead of sending flowers, please consider helping the family fill part of the financial void. Your donations will help provide much needed financial stability to a family who deserves so much more than what they have been dealt. We cannot replace the warmth, charisma, wit, charm, and love that Chinx gave to not only his family, and friends, but also, his fans. We can however, help keep them focused on what really matters, and that is each other.”


In addition to a call for donations, the GoFundMe page also includes information on Chinx’s wake and funeral arrangements.


A wake for the rapper will take place on May 26 in Jamaica, Queens and will immediately be followed by his funeral.


Chinx was shot and killed in Queens, New York on May 17. CBS 2 News previously reported that two men were taken into custody for their possible involvement in the murder of Chinx.