Ice-T, who plays “Fin” on “Law & Order: SVU,” was quite emotional after learning about fellow rapper Gonzoe dying on Saturday.
The actor-rapper took to Instagram and shared his thoughts about Gonzoe and his death.
“MFs Shot and Killed the lil homie Gonzoe in Seattle…,” Ice-T of “Law & Order: SVU” wrote. “WTF! S–t’s outta control… I’m sad, mad and sick.”
Gonzoe, who was a friend of rappers Ice Cube and the late Tupac Shakur, was reportedly shot three times in the chest and murdered, according to a story from TMZ. The shooting took place at a gas station in Seattle, Wash. Gonzoe got his nickname from Tupac. The gunman remains on the loose at this time.
Reportedly, Gonzoe was driving when the shooting took place. TMZ reports that he ran to a nearby gas station and collapsed. Gonzoe, whose real name was Ronald Moore, was later taken to a hospital where he died overnight. He was 45 years old.
Ice-T, who is 63 years old, has had quite a career as a rapper himself before becoming an actor. He’s been a part of “Law & Order: SVU” from its second season. Ice-T will appear in the upcoming 23rd season opener with star Mariska Hargitay this fall.
‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Known To Break Down Philosophy On The Set
While you may have heard rappers use the term “break it down” in some songs, Ice-T actually breaks it down philosophically.
The “Law & Order: SVU” star has a reputation as someone who can simplify difficult ideas or thoughts. Hargitay is pretty used to the way Ice-T does this after working closely together for 20 years.
Hargitay shared with TV Insider in 2018 how Ice-T has earned the nickname of “Philosopher King.”
“He goes on his philosopher rants,” Hargitay of “Law & Order: SVU” said. “And everyone gathers around because the way he breaks everything down is clear and simple. He takes all the complex and whiny stuff out of it, like, ‘Here’s the deal.’ And in 19 years, I’ve never seen him in a bad mood or raise his voice.”
Hargitay also mentioned in the article that her favorite guest star ever to appear on “Law & Order: SVU” was the late Robin Williams.
“It was being in the presence of true greatness,” Hargitay said. “He had this huge heart: The set photographer captured Robin playing with my son, August [then not quite 2 years old], with a smile from ear to ear.”
Williams appeared in a 2008 “Law & Order: SVU” episode called “Authority.” It happened to be the show’s 200th overall episode. In it, Williams played audio engineer Merritt Rook, who opposes authority due to a tragic event in his past. Williams died on Aug. 11, 2014, at 63 years old.