Rihanna and Drake have paid tribute to A$AP Yams.

The A$AP Mob founder passed away at the age of 26 last week, and stars have taken to social media to honour the late musician, with Rihanna posting an illustration of A$AP on Instagram with a halo above his head.

Captioning the image, she wrote: ''RiP Yamz! #longliveASAP :'( (sic).''

Drake also expressed his sadness about the death, with 'Royals' hitmaker, Lorde, being one of more than 27,000 people to retweet the message.

He wrote: ''Rest in peace Yams. A$AP is family.''

The cause of the rapper's death has not yet been revealed but the news of his death has been confirmed by his record label after the news spread on social media over the weekend.

In a statement, they wrote: '' All of us at RCA Records are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of A$AP Yams.''

Fellow member of the hip hop collective, A$AP Rocky, posted on his Instagram account, writing: ''R.I.P YAMS, I LOVE YOU BROTHER.''

Other musicians to pay tribute to the young musician include Wiz Khalifa, Chance the Rapper, Mac Miller, 2 Chainz and Azealia Banks, who urged for his fans to remember him as a ''leader''.

Writing on Twitter, she said: ''A.S.A.P YAMS should be remembered as a leader, an innovator and most importantly as an important part of NYC youth culture.

''May he rest in peace. My condolences go out to his family and the rest of the ASAPMOB (sic).''