Rapper MoneySign Suede has died after being stabbed in a shower at a California prison, authorities and his lawyer said.
Jaime Brugada Valdez, 22, of Huntington Park, was found in the shower area of the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad shortly before 10pm on Tuesday, according to a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Despite life-saving efforts, he died at a prison medical facility.
“They said it was a stabbing to the neck,” the rapper’s lawyer, Nicholas Rosenberg, told the Los Angeles Times.
Suede signed to Atlantic Records in 2021 and released his most recent album, Parkside Baby, last September, the Times said.
The Monterey County prison houses more than 4,000 minimum and medium-security inmates.
Suede was sent there last December to serve two years and eight months on two charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a gun, official said.