Shawty Lo 2008 BET Awards

Walker died in a one-car accident Wednesday morning (Getty)

Early Wednesday morning 40-year old Carlos Walker, also known as rapper Shawty Lo, died in a one-car crash on I-285 in South Fulton County, Georgia. Walker, whose hit song “They Know (Dey Know)” was one of the top-ranked songs of 2008, was thrown from the vehicle he was driving and died at the scene of the crash. Two female passengers were taken to an area hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

With Walker’s passing there was no shortage of reactions on social media, with a host of musicians and other celebrities offering their condolences. Among those who spoke on his death were Rick Ross, Raekwon, Future and Kid Ink.

Walker’s death was announced by his manager Wednesday morning.

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The social media accounts for Champs Sports and Swisher Sweets also sent out messages honoring the memory of Walker.

Shawty Lo’s 2007 hit single, “They Know (Dey Know)”