/  11.21.2021


In what’s believed to be Young Dolph’s last known interview, the 36-year-old rapper was captured being charitable by a local Memphis TV station. The interview with WREG took place on Monday (Nov. 15) at the West Cancer Center & Research Institute in Germantown, Tennessee. According to the outlet, Dolph stopped by the cancer clinic to give away 200 Thanksgiving turkeys. During his visit, he posed for photos with staff and let them know how thankful he was for their care. 

Dolph, born Adolph Robert Thornton, told WREG that his aunt was currently receiving treatment at the West Cancer Center & Research Institute, and both his grandmother and uncle were previously patients there

“Over the years, I had several family members to come through here and been patients of this clinic, so I just really wanted to show up and show them my support, and show them how thankful I am, just for them being there,” he said.

“I appreciate all the love, all the support throughout the whole city,” he added. Dolph also mentioned in the interview that he had just come from giving out Thanksgiving turkeys at a Memphis mall and he planned to give away more throughout the week. Unfortunately, Dolph passed away two days later on Wednesday (Nov. 17) after being struck in a drive-by shooting. 

The Paper Route Empire record label owner was reportedly purchasing cookies at Makeda’s Butter Cookies in Memphis when a white, two-door Mercedes Benz drove up to the storefront, and two men began firing shots at him. He was on his way to pass out a truckload of turkeys to families in the Castalia Heights community he grew up in.  

The Memphis Police Department is still searching for the assailants who killed Dolph. WREG reports that investigators have received numerous tips regarding the shooting and that the high level of community engagement could make a difference in solving the case 

Check out Young Dolph’s last known interview with WREG below: 

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