How Did King Von Die? The Details Behind His Tragic Death

how did king von die dayvon bennett, also known as king von's mugshot taken during his arrest in chicago in 2014
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Dayvon Daquan Bennett, aka King Von, was one of the most promising young rappers to come out of Chicago. Officially kicking off his career in 2018, he immediately separated himself from the rest of the industry for his unique drill music style with an identity of being a pure lyricist. This was all thanks to his focus, punchy lyrics, and flawless delivery, making all of his songs memorable.

There’s no saying where he would have gone had it not been for the “Why He Told” rapper’s untimely and tragic death.

How did King Von die, what was King Von’s cause of death, and what did it say in King Von’s will about who would inherit King Von’s growing estate? Find out that and more below.

How Did King Von Die?

King Von’s cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds to various parts of his body.

The incident happened at around 2:15 in the morning. Reportedly, the “I Am What I Am” singer and members of his crew got into a heated quarrel with the crew of fellow rapper, singer, and songwriter Quando Rondo. The altercation happened outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge, a nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia.

As the fight escalated, gunshots were fired, with King Von getting hit multiple times. According to Quando Rondo, the entire battle was initiated by King Von and his people while Quando Rondo and his crew were simply defending themselves.

At the time, TMZ reported that prior to the deathly brawl, Quando Rondo was minding his own business, napping in a car, when he woke up to find King Von and the rest of his crew approaching him and his crew angrily. There was video evidence that showed King Von throwing the first punches at Quando Rondo before the gunfire ensued. The surveillance footage also saw Quando Rondo helping Timothy Leeks, aka Lul Timm, to the hospital after he was also hit with a gunshot.

Lul Timm was the suspected murderer of King Von, who died at the hospital later that day after being brought there in critical condition. Lul Timm was subsequently placed in police custody while being treated for his wounds.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the entire incident left two deceased and six wounded.

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When Did King Von Die?

King Von passed away on November 6, 2020.

King Von was survived by his children. The “How It Go” singer was also survived by his mother, Natasha “Taesha” Chambers, his three siblings, and six half-siblings. King Von’s father, Walter Bennett, who was in and out of prison throughout the majority of his son’s life, had been deceased since King Von was 11. Bennett was also killed by a gunshot from an unknown gunman.

He was also survived and mourned by numerous friends and fans, including fellow stars like LeBron James.

“Damn Rest Easy, Von,” James posted to Twitter after King Von’s death. “Bronny, Bryce, and I rocked with his music and story telling! The kid had a damn good future ahead of him. My prayers and blessings to his family [sic].”

How Old Was King Von When He Died?

King Von was a mere 26 years old when he tragically passed away.

Where is King Von Buried?

King Von was buried in Chicago, Illinois, but the precise location is unknown, although there are some TikTok videos that show some fans have been able to find the correct spot.

Before the burial, King Von’s funeral was considered a private affair. Only family and close friends were present at King Von’s funeral, with very few details being known of the sad affair.

Despite the privacy and secrecy surrounding King Von’s funeral, many were still able to find other ways to pay their respects to the late rapper. Along with him being included in the In Memoriam montage at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, in August 2021, artist Chris Devins painted a mural of King Von in the Parkway Gardens complex near where King Von was raised in Chicago. The mural, however, attracted a lot of controversy, with many residents claiming that it glorified gang violence and would attract gang-related crimes.

Who Inherited King Von’s Money?

Before we reveal who inherited King Von’s money, let’s find out how much money we’re talking about.

How much was King Von worth when he died? King Von’s estate was worth approximately $750,000 by the time of his death, which is pretty decent considering he had only been professionally making money as a rapper, singer, and songwriter for less than three years.

His debut studio album, Welcome to O’Block, was released just one week before his death. The release followed his first two mixtapes, Grandson, Vol. 1 (2019) and Levon James (2020).

Prior to his passing, it was indicated that King Von’s will noted that his estate was to remain free, meaning his music was to be released in the proper manner. This was possible because the late rapper owned and had control over all his master recordings prior to his death.

With his family controlling King Von’s estate, two posthumous studio albums, What It Means to Be King and Grandson, were released in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

What Were King Von’s Last Words?

Sadly, King Von’s final known words, sent to his on-again, off-again girlfriend, rapper Asian Doll, suggested that his crew didn’t stick by his side after the violent altercation left him fighting for his life.

“Von’s last words was ‘y’all let them n get up on me … stop crying y’all let them get me.’” She further wrote, “Y’all left my boy when he was unarmed & he would’ve hawked mfs down for them & spent AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN [expletive] crazy I knew my boy HEART & LOYALTY wasn’t deserved he OK tho [sic].”

Unfortunately, he wasn’t OK, and that’s what makes it all the more heartbreaking.

How Many Kids Did King Von Have?

At the time of King Von’s death, he had two children. His son was born from his relationship with Queen Kema, an Instagram star.

King Von’s daughter was born from his on-again, off-again relationship with fellow rapper Asian Doll. After King Von’s death, Asian Doll posted a tribute with a photo of both of them wearing a jersey. The image was captioned simply, “Until we meet again…KING,” with a heart emoji to close it out.

After King Von’s death, it was reported that he was expecting another daughter with a third woman, Deja Denise. King Von’s sister, Kayla B, confirmed the rumors.

Did King Von Go To College?

Yes. King Von attended South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois. It is unclear whether he graduated.

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What is King Von’s Height?

King Von’s Height was approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall, the exact average for men.

What Nationality Was King Von?

King Von was American.

Did King Von Have a Relationship With His Sister?

While King Von had nine siblings, his half-sister Kayla B is the only one that we know anything about. There were many who suggested that the two were in a relationship prior to realizing that they were brother and sister. It’s a rumor that Kayla B has vehemently denied, stating that they always knew they were siblings.

“Get y’all sick nasty [expletive] on. Do I look like I’m from Down South?” she said in old social media postings when the rumors were circulating. “Me and my brother we from Chicago. We’re not from Down South were people [expletive they brothers and sisters. All y’all that sayin’ that, I hope y’all grandma die ’cause that’s some nasty [expletive] [sic].”


King Von’s death is one of tragedy in more ways than one, as he was one of the most promising young rappers in the business when his life was cut short. It’s tragic when violence and gang rivalry become more important than the basic respect and right to life. Whether the alleged fault of King Von’s instigating the fight is true or not, the resulting death of King Von and another victim could have been avoided, and therefore saving families so much hurt.

It’s not the first time King Von’s musical abilities were tarnished by his knack for violence. When he was just 14 years old, King Von was charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. Although he was later acquitted of the May 2014 shooting incident, it wasn’t the end of his legal troubles. He was in and out of trouble for the rest of his life. Even nearly three years after his death, King Von’s violent streak is still what he’s known for, with the four-hour documentary, King Von: Rap’s First Serial Killer, being released on YouTube in April 2023. 

His is clearly a life and death that proves one of the worst ways to be remembered. 

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Written by Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth in 2015. She has worked in journalism since 2015, beginning as production assistant and eventual head staff writer of the Fort Leavenworth Lamp newspaper in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Currently, she is a multimedia journalist with the Diocese of Nashville's Office of Media and Evangelization where she writes, does photography, and edits for several types of content, including the Tennessee Register, Catholic Awakenings, and She has also worked as a freelance journalist with the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas's newspaper, The Leaven, since 2016.
In her spare time, Peterson enjoys reading, spending time with her pup, Sadie Lynn, singing and songwriting.


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