Lauren London Honors Nipsey Hussle On 5th Anniversary Of Passing

Lauren London honored Nipsey Hussle on the 5th anniversary of his death. London took to Instagram to celebrate her love, né Ermias Joseph Asghedom, giving thanks to God while also detailing the significance of the particular day this year. 

His death‘s anniversary fell on Easter Sunday, the day that Jesus was resurrected. Lauren called attention to how the holiday played into the rapper’s life, who, like Jesus, died when he was 33. 

Additionally, Hussle’s name, Ermias, is of African origin and means “God has risen” — much like the celebrated holiday. Lauren London typed that she found the connections “interesting” as she showed immense love for her late partner

“If you know me You know March is always tough for me 31 days of holding my breath,” she typed. “This day decided to fall on Easter Sunday this 2024. Interesting….considering your name, #GodWillRise Energy never dies….I love you. Eternal.”

Lauren and Nipsey’s family and friends also showed love to the late rapper. The brief post featured loving comments from Aleali May, DC Young Fly, Fabolous, Isaiah Thomas, Jeannie Mai, DJ Holiday, Mereba, and more. 

Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in March 2019 outside of his store, The Marathon Clothing. Eric Holder Jr. was later convicted of murdering Hussle. 

Holder approached Hussle in front of his store near Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard on March 31, 2019. Holder then let off shots following a brief conversation. Jurors found him guilty of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter, and two counts of assault with a firearm for gunfire in July 2022. 

According to Los Angeles Times, Holder received 25 years to life in a state prison on the murder charge, another 25 years to life based on a sentencing enhancement since a gun was used, and an additional 10 years for shooting two other men who were with the slain rapper on that tragic day.

“I am very mindful of what was presented as to Mr. Holder’s mental health,” Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jacke II said in court. “I am also mindful of the devastation caused to the victims and their families. I believe this sentence balances the two.”

Jacke also gave Holder credit for the nearly four years he has already served.