Halifax Regional Police are investigating a “suspicious death” in downtown Halifax on Sunday morning.
Police responded to a call to arms in the 1600 block of Lower Water Street around 12:36 a.m.
Once at the scene, police said a man was found suffering from what was believed to be stab wounds.
The victim was transported to hospital, where he died of his injuries.
Multiple social media tributes, media sources and a GoFundMe page identified the victim as Pat Stay, 36, of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, although police have not confirmed these details.
Stay was an acclaimed fight rapper with a large following on social media. He has been in several big stage appearances including with Ultimate Rap League, King of The Dot, Rare Breed Entertainment, U Dubb, Don’t Flop, among many others.
As of 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the GoFundMe page had already raised nearly $17,000 to help with Stay’s memorial costs — just four hours after it was created.
Police say there is no immediate threat to the public. No details on the suspect have been released at this time.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5020.