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Rapper Tre-8 dies in automobile accident

May 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM

NEW ORLEANS, May 30 (UPI) -- New Orleans rapper Tre-8 has died of injuries suffered in a weekend automobile accident, his mother said. He was 37.

Tam McCallon Fischer said her son, whose real name is Walter McCallon, died in a hospital Saturday following the accident in the town of Algiers, La.

The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Monday the rapper's daughter, two nieces, a nephew and the mother of his children -- all passengers in the car when the accident occurred -- were hospitalized.

His death sparked memorials on his Facebook page and other social media networks.

Tre-8 recorded his first songs as a teenage rapper alongside Tim Smooth as a member of the group Westbank Coalition in 1993.

His latest album, "Black & Purple," was released in March 2011.

The newspaper did not provide details about the accident or give the condition of the other passengers.

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