Gun-related violence is a major contributing factor to the rising death toll of blacks in the U.S.
An act that has claimed the lives of several notable acts at their peak, it continues to cause fear and panic in America.
In a 2015 study, murder by guns caused the death of 51.5 percent of U.S. hip hop musicians.
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In this article, Face2Face Africa casts the spotlight on some famous black celebrities whose careers were cut short as a result of gun violence.