More Details On The Shakir Stewart Death

I didn't post It but on Saturday evening Shakir Stewart the vice president of Def Jam committed suicide and was found dead from a self inflicted shot wound to the head. The suicide shocked both his family and the hip hop community.

Just yesterday his fiance Michelle Rivers released a public statement:

"We would like to thank Shakir's friends for the tremendous outpouring of love and support we have received during the difficult time, It has helped us to cope with our overwhelming grief and sadness. It is difficult to express or explain in words what led to the tragic occurrence on Saturday. Over the past several weeks, Shakir's behavior was inconsistent with the man we all know and love. As much as we all tried to help him, Shakir was in deep pain and largely suffering in silence. Please remember Shakir for who he was... a wonderful father, partner, son and friend."

Def Jam also released a public statement:

"L.A. Reid and all of us at Island Def Jam Music Group are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and colleague Shakir Stewart, Shakir was an amazing man, in every sense of the word. A truly incredible friend and father who was an inspiration to not only our artists and employees, but to his family and the many people who had the privilege of counting him as a friend. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family at this very difficult time."

Shakir Stewart was responsible for signing artists such as Young Jeezy and Rick Ross.