Rapper King Von was shot and killed, aged 26, in the early hours of Friday, November 6th, 2020, during an altercation outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge in south downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
A native of Chicago’s Kingsway Gardens, King Von, whose real name was Dayvon Bennett, was based in Atlanta. He had been at the city’s Opium Nightclub with a group of men before the incident occurred outside the hookah bar on Trinity Avenue. He was later declared dead after being taken to hospital in a private car.
King Von released his first single Crazy Story on rapper Lil Durk’s Only the Family label in 2018, and had just released his album Welcome to O’Block shortly before his death.
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest airport in the United States, both by passenger numbers and aircraft movements.
In 2019, Atlanta Airport handled 110.5 million passengers and over 904,000 aircraft movements, averaging some 300,000 passengers and 2,500 airplane arrivals and departures daily.
ATL is also currently the busiest passenger airport in the world.
On the evening of September 29th, 2003, Atlanta Thrashers hockey player Dany Heatley lost control of his Ferrari on Lenox Road in the residential district of Buckhead, Atlanta. The car collided with a brick pillar and wrought iron fence outside the Plantation apartment complex, splitting the vehicle in two.
Heatley and his passenger, Thrashers teammate Dan Snyder, suffered serious injuries. Both were taken to Grady Hospital, where Dan Snyder died six days later.
Dany Heatley recovered from his injuries and resumed his ice hockey career in 2004.