Speaker Knockerz Dead; Emerging Rapper Was 19

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Rapper Speaker Knockerz is dead at the age of 19. His body was found inside a South Carolina home on Thursday, the Richland County Coroner's office confirms.

The medical examiner said play is not suspected and a preliminary autopsy found no sign of trauma. The results of a toxicology test on the body are pending.

A cause of death is unknown and an investigation is ongoing.

Speaker Knockerz may have been missing for at least two days, police say.

A Facebook user who identified herself as the rapper's mother said that the talented teenager was last seen Tuesday night while in a black Camaro.

"It's not like him not to communicate or come home for this long period of time," Mesha Wilson reportedly wrote on the Internet. "I pray that my son is ok."

Born Derek McAllister, the rapper was discovered in his garage, and online.

Though unsigned, the rapper's videos on YouTube average somewhere between 200,000 to 3 million views, making him a viral sensation in the genre.

#RIPSpeakerKnockerz became a top Twitter trend in the U.S. Friday.

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