No foul play suspected in death of Memphis rapper Big Scarr, police say

Memphis police have confirmed the death of up-and-coming rapper Big Scarr, who died Thursday at 22.

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Update 4:12 p.m. EST Dec. 23:

Police confirmed to WHBQ that the rapper, whose real name was Alexander Woods, died Thursday, and said that no foul play is suspected.

“This is an ongoing death investigation,” police told WHBQ.

No cause of death was given.

Scarr was preparing to go on tour with Key Glock, a fellow rapper from Memphis, as part of his “Glockoma Tour 2023,” WHBQ reported.

-Lauren Silver, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Original report:

The rapper’s death was confirmed in an Instagram post by Gucci Mane, the rapper and record producer who founded 1017 Records, WHBQ-TV reported. The musician’s cause of death has not been revealed.

“This hurts,” Mane posted on Instagram. “I’m a miss you.”

Big Scarr, whose real name was Alexander Woods, was born on April 7, 2000, in South Memphis. He reportedly got his nickname after being involved in a near-fatal automobile crash when he was 16, AllMusic reported.

He was known for his debut mixtape “Big Grim Reaper,” which was released in 2021, according to HipHopDX. The project featured notable tracks such as “SolcyBoyz 2″ and “Poppin,” according to music website XXL.

Woods also collaborated with record label colleagues Pooh Shiesty and Foogiano on several tracks, the website reported.

According to one of the rapper’s last Instagram posts, he was preparing to tour with fellow Memphis rapper, Key Glock, as part of his “Glockoma Tour 2023,” WHBQ reported.

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