Snoop Dogg‘s grandson, Kai Love, has passed away.
The 47-year-old rapper’s son, Corde Broadus, shared the tragic news via Instagram on Thursday.
“Kai Love 9/15/19 – 9/25/19,” he wrote on the social network. “My son Kai brought so much love and positivity into this world. His energy will live on and these 10 days of love will always be special to us. Let’s all cherish life and those we love while we are here. Thank you.”
He also shared a video of the little one receiving a kiss from his sibling in the hospital. In addition, he posted a photo of a dry erase board hanging outside of the hospital room. The board listed the child’s name and the words “love [and] light.”
He also wrote that the baby “died in my arms” in a comment.
“Life is beautiful when you view it for what it is,” he wrote underneath the video.
After hearing the news, several of Broadus’ followers expressed their condolences.
“I am so sorry for your loss Corde. My heart breaks for you,” celebrity stylist Jennifer Rade wrote in the comments section. “There are no words. Sending you all my love.”
Snoop Dogg also shared a message on Instagram.
Kai’s father later addressed the tragic passing in an Instagram post. “My son did all he needed to do in his 10 days here on earth. He has now graduated and continuing to do work. He died in my arms and that feeling of energy will never leave me. Kai wants all of you to kno he’s doing great and wants to continue to inspire those who light is dim,” he shares. “It makes perfect sense to me why 2 spiritual loving and healing people like me and Soraya was given an angel like Kai and now we will use his energy to raise 11 to the best person she can be for ALL of us.”
He adds, “Life is beautiful y’all and I want y’all to kno Soraya is at peace and is moving forward with huge smiles and A little baby running around thinking she grown. Jus want to use my spotlight for happiness and growth and not anything less than. Thank you! Now let’s get back to our soul purpose.”
Broadus also has a son named Zion, whom he welcomed in 2015, and a daughter named Elleven, whom he welcomed in 2018.