After allegedly being murdered on New Year’s Day, a GoFundMe page has been set up by the family of Jeanette Gallegos. J $tash, a rapper, died in the collision on Saturday (1 January) in Temple City, California.
J $tash died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after allegedly shooting and killing Jeanette Gallegos on New Year’s Day, according to reports including the Independent.
One person was taken to the hospital and declared dead. According to reports, a woman named as Jeanette Gallegos was also killed at the scene. Gallegos is said to have been the rapper’s girlfriend, but these claims have not been verified.
Jeanette Gallegos’ family speak out on tragic loss
Following the death of Jeanette Gallegos, her family addressed the tragedy in a statement on a GoFundMe page they had created.
Erika Chavez, Jeanette’s sister, created the page, which is collecting donations to cover her burial expenses. Erika shared a statement regarding the “tragic and unexpected” death of her sister on the site.
She wrote: “God has gained another angel. My sister was full of life, she was the sweetest most caring person, always there for everyone who needed her.”
Most of the funds contributed to this cause will be sent to a local charity (link is here for donations) by the end of February 2021. The family has requested that any additional funds raised online be donated to another charity. By the time you read this, they had already surpassed their initial goal of $5,000 and were on track to reach $25,000 by April. Many contributors included their sympathies in the comments field on the page.
One wrote: “You will never be forgotten. Rest in paradise.”
Another added: “Our childhood memories will forever stay in my heart.”
Who was rapper J $tash?
Tiana was a budding recording artist who grew up in Miami and New York. $tash was an emerging rapper who was born in New York and raised in Florida.
At the age of 16, Justin Joseph, the artist’s birth name, established himself in the Florida rap scene after becoming friends with Lil Wayne and Young Money.
Following his signing to Rich The Kid’s label Rich Forever Music, Stash released his debut mixtape, Hood Rich, in 2016. After releasing his debut project, Timeless, in 1994, he was signed to Stunt Records and released several more projects with the label. He subsequently parted ways with the company and pursued other endeavors, such as No More Distractions and Relax With Me.
We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Jeanette Gallegos during this trying time.