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Family, friends, fans gather for Young Dolph's Celebration of Life at FedExForum

Family, friends, and fans are expected to be in attendance for his sold-out celebration of life event Thursday in Memphis.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Young Dolph's family, friends, and fans are reflecting on all he gave to those around him at his celebration of life at FedExForum Thursday. 

Thousands were expected to be in attendance for the sold-out event

MPD had extra officers in the area and no one was allowed to congregate outside FedExForum during the event. 

You can watch the live celebration below of HERE. This is a live event hosted by Revolt TV.

Young Dolph was best known for his music, but also his acts of charity in the Castalia Heights neighborhood where he grew up. 

His family's spokesperson, Danielle Reid, said they don't want his untimely death due to gun violence to be in vain. 

Young Dolph's family hopes those who attended or watched his celebration of life will be inspired to do more good in their community. 

"Even though this is an end of a chapter as far as finding peace with his untimely death and I don't think you ever truly find peace, but it's also the start of something new," Reid said. "Keeping his legacy moving forward." 

Reid said Young Dolph's life partner Mia Jaye will continue the fight to end violence against Black men through her organization, Black Men Deserve To Grow Old. Jaye hopes others will also advocate for a better and safer community.  

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"This is really just a starting point on the work being done to keep his legacy going and to show people his death was not in vain," Reid said. "People can continue to listen to his music, look to him for inspiration, and know that I can do better beyond my circumstances. If he made so can I."  

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