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Pat Stay Homicide: Man Charged With First-Degree Murder

The battle rapper was fatally stabbed in Canada on Sept. 4.

A man has been charged in connection with the stabbing death of battle rapper Pat Stay earlier this month.

According to a press release issued by the Halifax Regional Police, Adam Drake, 31, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

BET.com previously reported that the Canadian rapper died after he was fatally stabbed in Nova Scotia on Sunday (Sept. 4). He was 36.

RELATED: Canadian Battle Rapper Pat Stay Fatally Stabbed

The Halifax Regional Police confirmed that the incident happened in downtown Halifax early Sunday morning where law enforcement says that Stay was discovered with stab wounds before transporting him to a nearby hospital.

A GoFundMe campaign has been created for Stay’s family to help with funeral expenses.

"He has been taken from the world far to soon and many will be devastated forever," a message from the campaign organizer reads. "Pat Stay was a very honorable man who was on his way to a bright future. Our heart hurts for his family and friends at this time so we hope to help ease some of the pain by ensuring his family has help through this process."

Drake is due in court on Monday (Sept. 19).

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