Drake Pays Tribute to Fan Who Died During School Trip


Drake Pays Tribute to Fan Who Died During School Trip

The 6 God sends a shout out to high school drowning victim Abdul Jamal Ottun.

Published July 21, 2015

Drake recently paid tribute to a British fan who died last weekend following a rugby trip to Canada. Abdul Jamal Ottun drowned just one day after he and his teammates traveled to Vancouver Island.


After his tragic and untimely passing, friends of Ottun started the #DrakeNoticeJamal hashtag that quickly went viral and caught the rapper’s attention.

He sent a shout out to Ottun via Instagram yesterday afternoon. 

Heard this young man was a big fan. Rest In Peace Jamal. Watch over me from way up above!

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Ottun, 17, attended Wallington Grammar County School and was an “exemplary student”  with a big heart, according to the school’s headmaster, Jonathan Wilden. “He was a very generous individual,” said Wilden. “Always looking for the best in people and wanting to help them achieve great things.” 

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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