An alleged family member of up-and-coming rapper Big Scarr has claimed the 22-year-old died of a prescription drug overdose.
The uncle of the late Arthur Woods, 22, told TMZ on Friday that the Gucci Mane protege overdosed at his girlfriend’s home in Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday.
Woods said he doesn’t know where his nephew got the pills, but claimed the “Make a Play” rapper had several traumatic experiences in his young life, including nearly dying after being shot and suffering severe injuries in a car accident at the age of 16. also stated that Big Scarr suffered from depression.
Born Alexander Woods, Scarr took on his stage name after that car accident, in which he was allegedly thrown through the windshield of a friend’s car and left with multiple scars, according to The Sun.
In 2020, Scarr was shot in the hip and the bullet hit his spine. This required doctors to remove his appendix and realign his right leg, according to a report from Revolt.
Scarr has signed with 1017 Records, the label founded by Gucci Mane, which announced Scarr’s death on Thursday but did not disclose the cause of death.
“It hurts – I miss you @bigscarr,” Mane wrote.
Law enforcement continues to investigate Big Scarr’s death, TMZ said.
Scarr’s first commercial project was the New 1017 compilation album “Gucci Mane Presents: So Icy Summer” featuring “SoIcyBoyz”, which he performed alongside Pooh Shiesty and Foogiano. He also had the solo track “Make a Play”.
The Post has reached out to representatives for 1017 Records for comment.