The son of hip-hop legend KRS-One was found dead in his apartment in an apparent suicide, authorities said Tuesday. Randy Hubbard Parker, 23, died of a gunshot wound to the head and the death was classified as a suicide, said Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office investigator Mark Guilbeau.
Parker had suffered a long battle with depression, his mother, Simone G. Parker, said in a statement on Tuesday. He was found on Friday.
Parker was a graphic designer and fashion entrepreneur seeking employment in Atlanta. His family said a private memorial service will be held on July 18, which would have been Parker’s 24th birthday.
A memorial service in New York, where Parker was born, is scheduled for August.
KRS-One is a rap pioneer whose hits include “Criminal Minded,” “Black Cop,” and “The Bridge is Over.”