Nipsey Hussle's Celebration of Life to Be Held at Staples Center with Free Tickets Available
Nipsey Hussle died from gunshot wounds to both the head and torso after being gunned down outside of his Los Angeles clothing store on March 31
California fans wishing to give Nipsey Hussle a proper goodbye will now have the chance to do so.
This coming Thursday, a Celebration of Life and Legacy ceremony will be held for Hussle, who was shot and killed outside of his Los Angeles clothing store last week. The memorial will be held at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles — a venue that holds 21,000 people.
“Join Us for the Celebration of the Life & Legacy of Nipsey Hussle,” wrote Hussle’s team on his Instagram page Monday, alongside a photo of the late rapper dressed in all-white with giant angel wings behind him.
The service, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., will also be free to California residents, with a maximum of four tickets being offered for each household. Tickets will be available beginning Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Fans are also being asked to leave their phones and recording devices at home, out of respect for Hussle’s family.
Hussle, 33, died from gunshot wounds of both the head and torso, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed last Monday. “Paramedics were called and [Hussle who was born Ermias Joseph Asghedom] was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.,” the coroner said, in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.
Eric Holder, 29, has since been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to a release from the Los Angeles County’s District Attorney’s Office.
On Thursday, he entered a plea of not guilty in court. The aspiring rapper could face a maximum sentence of life in state prison if convicted.
Holder has hired attorney Chris Darden, who famously was part of the prosecution team in O.J. Simpson’s murder trial, according to CBSLA.
In the time since his death, Hussle’s loved ones have spoken out about the tragic loss of the rapper and activist.
“[He was] somebody that believed in the process of hard work, determination and just the positivity of somebody staying in the area that he grew up in and making something out of nothing,” his brother Samiel Asghedom told ABC News.
“He was a role model to the community, to the kids, and to the mothers and the grandmothers and the community that watched him grow up and seen him as a youngster, a family man, a father, raising his kids,” he added.
The rapper’s girlfriend Lauren London paid tribute to her boyfriend of five years on Instagram last week, sharing a slideshow of photos of them together with their family.
“I am completely lost,” London wrote. “I’ve lost my best friend, my sanctuary, my protector, my soul.”
“We are lost without you babe — I have no words.”
Among the photos shared, London included a sweet image of Hussle throwing their 2½-year-old son Kross in the air. London also posted a selfie of Hussle and Kross. This is the first time the actress has shared a photo of their baby son’s face.
Those interested in attending Hussle’s Celebration of Life service this week can learn more information here.