Tickets to Takeoff’s Celebration of Life at State Farm Arena sold out

Celebration of Life scheduled for Friday at State Farm Arena
Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff, was best known as a member of the hip-hop...
Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff, was best known as a member of the hip-hop trio Migos.(The Associated Press)
Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 11:36 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 8, 2022 at 12:55 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Family, friends, and fans continue to mourn the loss of Atlanta rap legend Takeoff who was shot and killed on Nov. 1.

Takeoff’s family will host a special Celebration of Life on Friday at Noon at State Farm Arena to honor Kirshnik Khari Ball, better known to the world as Takeoff.

Takeoff was killed at 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston, according to Houston police officials. A Houston Police spokesman said roughly 40 people fled the scene following an altercation after a private party. It’s unclear if Takeoff was the intended target.

The celebration of life allows fans to pay their respects. Free tickets for the event were made available for Georgia residents at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8 via Ticketmaster.

The Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, Nov. 11 at Noon at State Farm Arena. Doors open at 11 a.m. State Farm Arena will offer free parking for ticketed guests in the Ruby Lot (100 Baker Street Extension, Atlanta, GA, 30303) until the lot is full. Gifts and items will not be allowed inside the venue; instead, Takeoff’s family asks that mourners donate to The Rocket Foundation, an anti-gun violence group established in Takeoff’s name.

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Friends and colleagues in the music industry described Takeoff as immensely talented. The Migos were known for hit tracks like “Bad and Boujee,” “Motorsport,” “Versace,” “We Set the Trends Remix” and many more.

Quavo and Takeoff recently released their collaborative album titled, “Only Built For Infinity Links” on Oct. 14.

Takeoff most recently performed at Lil Wayne’s annual Lil Weezyana Fest in New Orleans on Oct. 29.

A mural was made of Takeoff at a skatepark in the Old Fourth Ward section of Atlanta the day after he died.

He showed love to everybody. He was one of the very few artists in this business that everyone respected and loved because he treated them that way,” Gilliam said.

Dozens in the music, sports and entertainment community have made posts on social media paying tribute to Takeoff.