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capital steez dead dies pro eraCapital Steez (pictured), a member of the rising Brooklyn-based Pro Era rap group, was found dead Monday morning, according to The Hollywod Reporter.

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Steez, whose actual name was Jamal Dewar, was only 19 years young.

The young performer was just in the throes of receiving quite a bit of buzz, which was the result of the group’s most recent mixtape “PEEP: The Aprocopalypse,” on Cinematic Affairs. Steez’ passing was announced by the group’s leader Joey Bad$$ who posted the news on his Twitter account:

The CEO of the Cinematic label, Johnny Shipes, also confirmed Steez’s unexpected passing on his Twitter page as well:

Police investigators have not disclosed the details of Steez’s death but there is talk that the rapper may have taken his own life. On Sunday at 11:59 pm, Steez posted a cryptic message to his nearly 11,000 Twitter followers:

Steez’s death is still being investigated.

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