Tolly Bandz Wiki – Tolly Bandz Biography
Tolly Bandz aka Kellyn Toliver, the Pittsburgh rapper and friend of Mac Miller’s, has died after being shot dead on June 25.
On his Instagram bio, Toliver wrote, “Only the strong survive.” Toliver had not been active on his page since posting a Black Lives Matter tribute post on June 2. According to Toliver’s Facebook page, he lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 2008. In his favorite quote section of his About page, Toliver wrote, “You don’t work, you don’t eat.”
Tolly Bandz Age
Tolly Bandz has died at the age of 31 years.
Tolly Bandz Family and Children
Toliver wrote in a Facebook post on January 1, “I officially have a teenager now. Happy 13 birthday to my son Jayden love you always and forever.” Toliver had two sons. On his Facebook page, Toliver said that he was single.
Toliver’s older brother, Brett Toliver, was shot dead in August 2006 at the age of 19. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported at the time that Brett Toliver was killed in the Northview Heights section of the city. The newspaper said that Brett Toliver had been attending a car show at the time of his death.
Brett Toliver was pronounced dead at UPMC Presbyterian, the same hospital where Kellyn Toliver was pronounced dead just under 14 years later. The pair’s sister’s most recent Instagram post on June 14 paid tribute to Brett Toliver. The caption accompanying the photo read, “A million words and a million tears won’t bring you back, I know because I’ve tried. Happy Birthday I treasure every moment we had with you.”
Cause of Death
Toliver’s death was confirmed through various social media posts including a tweet by his collaborator Samurai Rex. Samurai Rex tweeted, “He was a beautiful person. Rest in peace Tolly.” Fellow Pittsburgh rapper Mars Jackson tweeted, “When someone tells the story of Pittsburgh Hip Hop this fool played an important part. Anytime I have seen Tolly Bandz he was smiling having a good ass time. People around my age are supposed to enjoy their 30’s to the fullest. S*** is wack.”
— MacheadHeaven (@MacheadHeaven) June 26, 2020
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that Toliver was shot in the Swissvale borough east of Pittsburgh on the evening of June 25. Police responded to the scene in the 2000 block of Noble Street around 6:25 p.m. Toliver was located nearby at the 7500 blocks of Center Street, according to a tweet from Allegheny County Police. He was rushed to UPMC Presbyterian where he was pronounced dead around 7:30 p.m. Anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to call 1-833-ALL-TIPS. The investigation is being led by the Allegheny County police. At the time of writing, no suspect has been identified.
Toliver’s death, a post appeared in the official Mac Miller subreddit titled, “Rest In Peace Tolly Bandz. Don’t leave Mac alone about growing dreads when you see him up there prayers out to Tolly’s family.” The thread included a video of Toliver and Miller together. Toliver originally posted the video on his Instagram page in August 2019. Toliver wrote in the caption, “@macmiller miss you every day my n****.” Shortly after Miller’s death, Toliver posted a photo of the pair together while writing in the caption, “Smh never thought I’ll be typing something like this for you bro man this s*** is messed up I love you always and will cherish all our moments together love you.