The former D4l star, real name Carlos Walker, died at the age of 40, after the car he was driving spun off a highway in Atlanta, Georgia and crashed, bursting into flames.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, while two female passengers were hospitalised with non life-threatening injuries.

Walker's deadly accident occurred just a day before he was set to perform at a club gig in Baltimore, Maryland, in memory of his father, who suffered a fatal heart attack on 6 September (16).

Shawty had even penned a new song paying tribute to his dad, titled Letter To My Father, and had planned to debut the track at the Club Oxygen show, alongside rapper Turk, according to his manager, Johnnie Cabbell.

However, Thursday's (22Sep16) concert will now serve as a memorial for Walker Sr. and Jr. - and Beanie Sigel has signed on to take the tragic star's place, reports TMZ.com.