Renowned Celebrity Tattooist Rob G. Commits Suicide

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Shaquille O'Neal with Rob G.

Rob G., a tattoo artist known for his work on celebrities such as Suns star Shaquille O'Neal, hip-hop stars G-Unit, Ice Cube, Lil Jon, and DMX, and the New England Patriots, died at his home in Orlando, Florida on Monday, January 26. He was 39 years old. Few details of his death are available, but a close friend of the tattooist says he committed suicide.

We had attempted to contact Rob G. to discuss Shaq's tattoos via Rob G.'s official MySpace page back in December. On Wednesday, January 28, we received this response:

"im sorry for such a late delay... im sorry to inform you that rob g has past away on jan 26th he killed himself in his house in orlando... the viewing with be this Thursday and the funeral is friday the 30th of january in orlando... shaq was also a close friend to rob g... he is a legend and his legacy will live forever"

More details on Rob G.'s life and memorial services are available at his MySpace page.

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5 comments
Carlito
Carlito

Its sad to find out that such a talented person like Rob-g is gone .Felt like yesterday he did my jesus tattoo, in miami back in 97, May he rest in peace.

Jay
Jay

RIDICULUS!!!  I KNEW THIS GUY AND I DON'T BELIEVE FOR A SECOND THAT HE KILLED HIMSELF, N YOU PPL ARE IDIOTS IF YOU BELIEVE THAT....But he was a cool dude and his memory lives on...

chiclets
chiclets

just sitting here thinking about u nd how much i miss u u uncle rob....smh,,,,love u...ur chiclets

Krayzie Bone
Krayzie Bone

It's so crazy that I'm in Orlando today and I'm calling everybody I know trying to get a number on Rob G, and one of my people tells me, 'Oh I didn't tell you that he died last year? Wow! This dude not only did all of my tats when I lived in MIA, but he was one of the realist, sincere dudes I have ever known. I'm still tripping right now. He always looked out for me, and went out his way doing it, always. The last tat I got he did, and came to my house in cali to do it! I wish I could have spoken to him before this tragedy happen. Will miss you dearly homie. I was really looking fwd to seeing you today and hanging out. Your friend Krayzie Bone. Wow. I hope God will understand your pain and bring you back in the resurrection. Thug love. Love from Bone Thugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KSpring407
KSpring407

This stupid ass ignorant ass newspaper website doesnt even have a CLUE! Rob was best friends with an ex of mine & from everything that I have seen & everything that I have heard about him, this article should have EASILYYYYY been 5,000 paragraphs long. A very wonderful human being was taken from the earth on January 26th of '09... smh..................... :-(

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