August 08, the prolific singer and producer of Def Jam, died at the age of 31.
The news was announced on social networks about 88rising, the group of which the musician was previously a member. Currently, the cause of death has not been announced.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Ray Jacobs, aka August 08,” the post read, sharing an image of the musician.
“RIP August, the kindest and most talented genius, we will miss you beyond words,” he continued. “Thank you for being an incredible mentor and unwavering friend all these years. We will forever be grateful for the joy you brought to every room and every song. Your energy, guidance and care gave the so much inspiration and strength for us that we will always miss you.” less”.
“Thank you for helping us to be brave. We will miss you so much, we love you August.”