Thursday, October 06, 2016

Is Bryshere Gray Dead? Hakeem From Empire

Status: Alive

The rumor that Bryshere Gray is dead is constantly being shared on social media.  I receive at least five messages per week asking if Hakeem from Empire is dead.  The story is completely false.  The 22-year-old is alive and well.  He has been able to build a loyal fanbase very quickly thanks to the Fox hip-hop drama series.

Bryshere Y. Gray has a huge fanbase thanks to the foundation he built as Yazz the Greatest.  The actor became a rapper after suffering a football injury in high school.  He is a true role model, successfully escaping some of Philadelphia's worst neighborhoods to become a successful entertainer.

Is Bryshere Gray Dead? Hakeem From Empire
Is Bryshere Gray Dead? Hakeem From Empire

Him and his younger sister were raised by a single mother.  The actor has shared his plans to buy his mother a house to thank her for all the love she provided.  That love is paying off everyday and it's one of the reasons he isn't dead.  When you're a single parent raising a child in an urban area, it can be very difficult to make sure the child stays out of trouble.

Bryshere could have chosen the wrong path growing up in West Philadelphia but we're glad he didn't.  Similar to Hakeem, the character he plays on the series, Gray focused on his goal to become a successful rapper and refused to let anything stop him.  His hard work and tenacity has ensured that we'll never forget his name!

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