Rudy and Josh Johnson, brothers of Toya Wright, were discovered unresponsive and shot multiple times inside of a car in the city’s 7th Ward just after midnight on July 31. According to the NOPD, they were pronounced dead at the scene.
The two young men were not officially named by authorities, but their identities have been confirmed by Wright’s family.
This tragic news comes on the heels of Wright filing for divorce from her husband of five years, Mickey “Memphitz” Wright. Before that marriage, she was married to Lil Wayne from 2004-2006, and she shares a 17 year old daughter with him.
Since the news broke about the death of Wright’s brothers, other celebrities have taken to social media to share their condolences.
K. Michelle tweeted several messages, saying, “I would DM u but we blocked each other long ago. I just received word of ur loss. Even though we’ve never met my heart hurts 4u. Nobody deserves that type of pain. We may never be best friend but U are my sister in Christ. I pray for u and your whole family. Continue 2fight for 4ur healing. I understand sleepless nights, but the best thing is the sun comes up in the morning. No beef or hate in my heart 4 you. Only support and prayers up. Please know that God has a purpose on ur life. Stay strong.”
Hip-hop star Trina also has some lovely words to say, tweeting, “I’m praying for @ToyaWright her mom and her family during this horrible tragedy. My heart is heavy. Life is so short.”