London rapper Hypo has been stabbed to death at a Jubilee Bank Holiday party in Redbridge. The rapper, a former boyfriend of singer Emeli Sandé, had filmed himself arriving at the event shortly before he died.
Horrific footage shared on social media show paramedics battling to save his life. Police also believe that other guests filmed him being stabbed and some may have unwittingly caught the attack on mobile. They have appealed for anyone with footage or information to come forward.
Hypo, who was in his 30s, died just after midnight on June 3 at Ashton Town Playing Fields, in Chigwell Road, Woodford Green. He and his twin sister had recently celebrated their birthday and he is believed to have got engaged last week.
In an Instagram Stories video he is seen arriving at the Redbridge event by car and then moving through crowds of people inside. He seemed to be upbeat and enjoying the event.
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Hypo used to date Emile Sande and they worked together on a record label. Hypo was a partner at the label, Hard Copy where the late Jamal Edwards also worked as a producer. The star shot to fame with his Mashtown group, performing alongside Asco and Margs and they had appeared on Tim Westwood TV.
Hundreds of friends and fans have paid tribute to Hypo on social media with many sharing videos of him performing. Actress Tanika Bailey paid her tributes on social media and said: “Hypo.. my big brother.. we fight like cat & dog! , but I would’ve never wished death on you.. only Jah know, I’m sorry this happened!”
Rapper Genesis Elijah also remembered Hypo and said: “I still got footage of me Hypes and Dappy chilling at the shop that I never put out. RIP Hypo.”
With one fan finally adding: “Gone too soon. A real East London legend. RIP Hypo, you will be missed.”
There have been no arrests at this stage. Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith, said: “This man was attacked at a party and we know that a large number of people would have been in attendance. I would urge anyone who is yet to speak with us to come forward and let us know what you saw.
“It is possible that events leading up to the stabbing, and perhaps the murder itself, were captured on people’s phones. Please take a look and call us. It is vital that we establish what happened.”
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