A community has come together to help support the family of a rapper and hip-hop artist who was killed in a crash in Lancaster County on Sunday.
Anthony “Skitz Tha Rippa” Walters, 34, of Columbia, tragically died trying to overtake a vehicle, accidentally hitting it, investigators said.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Pheasant Drive and Malleable Road in the Township of West Hempfield at approximately 7:30 p.m.
A few hours after the disclosure of his identity by the coroner’s office, his community announced his loss on social networks, as Daily Voice reported at the time.
Since then thousands of people have read about her life and many want to help her family.
Lauri Stofflet, from Pottstown, is doing just that by launching a GoFundMe campaign “to help Cindy, Pat and Alex pay for Anthony’s final expenses, Aka Skitz Tha Rippa,” as shown on the campaign page.
“Anthony started his rapping career when he was in grade 9. Anthony was constantly playing music. If he wasn’t working or going up, he was in the studio breathing fire,” says Stofflet on the page.
You can still listen to his music on Spotify and discover extracts from his new album on his Instagram.
More music is always on the way too! “There is enough music to release his latest album and only on Saturday he shot a video in one of his most beloved places on earth, St. Pete’s Village,” according to the page. You can like and follow her Facebook page for future updates.
As of Friday night, the campaign had raised $ 6,365 of its goal of $ 10,000.
The funds will not only cover her funeral expenses, but will also be used to pay off her truck and motorcycle loans.
He is survived by “his companion Alexandra Buechner; his parents, Patrick Carroll and Cynthia Carroll; her brothers, Jarrid Carroll (Samantha Carroll) and Zach Carroll (Lucia Villagomez); her nieces and nephews, Lillian Myers, Ivory Lacy, Liam Carroll, Heidi Carroll, Zoey Carroll, Julian Carroll and Vivian Carroll; her grandparents, Darlene Gitney, James and Laura Carroll; and his pets, Duke, Rita, Harley, Marshall, Ringo, Hendricks, Jackson and Marley, ”according to his obituary.
His visit will be at the Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, located at 1020 East Philadelphia Avenue in Gilbertsville, on Monday, September 20 from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to the Pennsylvania SPCA Lancaster Center located at 848 South Prince Street in Lancaster or online here.
If you would like to donate to his family’s GoFundMe campaign page, you can do so here.
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