Social media personality, Young King Dave faced an untimely demise. Aspiring New Jersey rapper, YKD is famous for on the internet as ‘smokin’ doinks.’ Motherboard reported that the young rapper died due to a collapsed lung. A report says that YKD spent more time in a hospital before his death.
One of his friends, Chris Clemenza, told that:
Young King Dave “died from complications during recovery and hospital stay.”
Another friend on Instagram said:
YKD had “an infection that he let go too long for stupid reasons. But it got so bad they had to put him in a medically induced coma. Then he died.”
The announcement of his death came through his Instagram page. And it said, “With deep regret, we would like to inform you that YKD passed away and is at peace. He will be greatly missed. #doinkinpeace.”
Young King Dave received a flood of supportive comments from fans.
Young King Dave died and I’m gonna smoke a phat doink in his honor
— kt (@2turntkaity) May 17, 2018
Smoke a doink for the fallen homie
Rest easy young king DAVE
— DRACO THE DRAGON (@RAMIREZ_187) May 17, 2018
Who is Young King Dave?
Young King Dave’s love for smoking weed became the cause of his death. The aftermath of his death brought a tribute paid by rappers and Youtuber online. Meanwhile, a page called ‘Go Fund Me’ page has been set up by Jonathan Nixon to help his family to pay for YKD’s funeral arrangements. It reads:
“David James, A.K.A YKD, passed away May 17th, 2018. We are deeply saddened by this loss, and he will be greatly missed. He was a very special person with a big heart and a great sense of humor.”
YKD is the innovator of the word “Doink” for a joint and takes all the credit for it. Moreover, in the year 2016, his video went viral in which he tried to search someone to smoke weed with him. A few months later, in January 2017’s video YKD said:
“Who’s down to chill and smoke some loud, feel me? I got loud.”
His friend, Chris Clemenza said that YKD wanted to be prominent and to make people laugh. He said:
”He knew it would happen, his whole life. I grew up with him, so I know he was always trying to rap and do the same things he was doing before he was famous.”
Clemenza also commented about YKD’s legacy saying:
“They’re gonna remember him for doinks! He knew how to make everyone laugh and make their day better no matter what it was… He was always so happy and filled with joy; he just knew how to make me laugh.”
Furthermore, a 2017 AV club feature about YKD with “God Bless This Big Weed Loving Boy” headline.
Young King Dave Wiki-like Bio: Real name, Age
Instagram star Young King Dave’s (September 12, 1998-May 17, 2018) real name is David Nixon. He died at the age of 19. He was born in the United States and was a resident of Middletown, New Jersey.
YKD was famous for his video which showed him smoking weed with observing the world around him. He gained over 200,000 followers with his laid-back videos. In his videos, YKD often boasts about consuming abundant amounts of marijuana.
YKD was famous for various catchphrases like: “I got loud” and “smokin’ big doinks.” Besides, he was a SoundCloud rapper with tracks including “Good Work” and “CP3.” In October 2017, ‘Mass Appeal’ made a documentary about YKD. Throughout the clip, he said that he started smoking at the age of 12 when someone offered him and his brother a joint.
Growing up in a Middletown, YKD faced some rough times. He said that he has been in several brawls and even cut with a knife. As per YKD everyone in the Middletown ‘respects’ him and those who don’t get “beaten.” YKD tried hard to become a rapper and diversify into music. Motherboard reported that he had “made music” with his friends.