HEARTBROKEN fans of Atlanta rapper, Archie Eversole took to social media to express their feelings about his legacy following the news of his death.
It was reported that Eversole had passed away at the age of 37. His cause of death is currently unknown.
Eversole, a German-born American was famously known for the single We Ready, which became the unofficial theme song for the Atlanta United MLS Club due to its popularity.
Eversole eventually created the single United We Conquer which became the official theme song for the team. The rapper's Twitter and Instagram avatars are selfies of him wearing United Jerseys, showing his love for the team.
“He was a great and loving man. He was really genuine and loved everyone,” said Eversole’s nephew, Jordan Hughley while speaking to The Sun.
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As news started to spread, a number of fans then took to Twitter to offer their condolences. RIP Archie trended on the website hours after the news of the rapper’s passing.
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"RIP Archie Eversole. Died way too young, good lord. We Ready gonna be playing in stadiums for eternity, king," one fan wrote.
Another added: "Rest up Archie Eversole. You was a real one and showed me around the A as a lil kid something I’ll never forget."
“Rest In Peace, @archieeversole. Absolute man of the people…” wrote another fan.
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Among those who posted tributes to the late star was also NFL quarterback Robert Lee Griffin III, who wrote: "The man who gave us We Ready, the greatest Game Day anthem ever, has passed away at 37 years old. Rest In Peace Archie Eversole. Prayers up to his family and loved ones."
Atlanta Falcons' Creative Director Larry Luk added: "RIP Archie Eversole. We Ready has been the soundtrack to my nights, weekends, and ATL UTD match days for years & was the first song I played for my son before his first Five Stripes experience at MBS. His presence has had huge impact on our city/culture. Condolences to his family."
Terminus Legion, the official supporters group for Atlanta United also made a statement on their official Twitter account, along with an image of Eversole.
“This one hurts, fam. A lot. Whether it was attending tailgates, his constant presence at games, or manning the capo stand, few Atlanta hip-hop stars embraced #ATLUTD as hard as Archie had.
“#RestInPower King. We'll stay ready.
Fans also shared pictures they took with Eversole at Atlanta United games: “RIP @archieeversole Always so kind, always a smile on your face. Sports team fans around the world will sing your anthem for years to come, but it will forever mean something extra special to #ATLUTD fans,” wrote one fan.
“Like you always told me, “it’s OUR (ATL) song!”
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Another shared a video from 2018 of Eversole leading the supporter march before a game. “The dude was so nice and natural. Even followed me on here,” wrote the fan.
No hip-hop star embraced #atlutd and all the club stood for, as much as @archieeversole did. Big loss for @ATLUTD culture. Gone too soon. #somosatlanta #UniteAndConquer,” shared another.
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