The world of entertainment was recently jolted by the news of the unexpected death of Chicago’s Vine star and rapper, Vonmar. As the mystery surrounding his death unfolds, fans, friends, and fellow artists pay touching tributes to the influential content creator.
Who was Vonmar?
Vonmar, originally a Chicago native, wasn’t just any ordinary rapper. He was part of the well-known Chicago rap crew, Thot Boyz. Apart from his musical talents, Vonmar was also a prankster, emulating the wild stunts of shows like Jackass. His most famous, the ‘Put Em’ in a Coffin’ prank, went viral on Vine in 2014 and amassed more than 2.9 million views, 62,300 likes, and 62,000 shares. This video spawned an internet trend, with many trying to mimic the prank under hashtags like #PutEmInACoffin and #PutEmInTheCoffin.
What is the “Put Em’ in a Coffin” prank?
The prank primarily involves someone unexpectedly jumping backward onto a surface or object, mimicking the motion of laying down in a coffin. However, its popularity took a toll in 2015 when Vonmar’s antics led him into legal waters. He and a friend ransacked a 7-Eleven store at 45 E. Chicago Ave, destroying merchandise while yelling the now-famous catchphrase. The incident, which was filmed and later shared by Vonmar on Vine with the caption “WRECKIN 711 LMFAO,” earned him a guilty plea to felony theft. The consequences? Two years probation and a 60-day jail sentence.
What do we know about Vonmar’s cause of death?
As of now, the specific details surrounding Vonmar’s sudden demise remain shadowy. He was reportedly 32 at the time of his death. While official sources close to the artist have yet to make a formal statement, there are unverified reports hinting at a potential act of violence leading to a medical emergency. With a lot of speculations making rounds on social media platforms like X (previously known as Twitter), the true cause remains to be officially confirmed.
How are fans and friends reacting?
Shock, grief, and an overwhelming outpouring of tributes dominate the internet landscape. Rap Updates Tv tweeted about the tragic incident, highlighting Vonmar’s contribution to the viral internet culture. Another social media user fondly recalled how Vonmar’s antics like “palming our bald teachers head going ‘MICHAEL JORDAN'” and the “Put’em in a coffin” meme were iconic moments of their school days. Indeed, Vonmar’s influence was widespread, and his untimely departure has left a void in the hearts of many.
Are there other recent notable deaths in the entertainment industry?
Sadly, yes. In another blow to the world of arts and literature, renowned poet Louise Gluck’s passing was confirmed on October 13, 2023. Her cause of death was reported as cancer by Jonathan Galassi, her longtime editor at Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Gluck’s poignant poetry has touched the lives of many and her departure is yet another reminder of the fragility of life.
As the entertainment community grapples with the sudden losses of influential figures like Vonmar and Louise Gluck, fans worldwide are reminded of the impermanent nature of life. While Vonmar’s cause of death still remains a mystery, what is certain is the indelible mark he has left in the world of rap, pranks, and viral internet culture. The memories, music, and moments he gave the world will live on, cherished by those whose lives he touched.