Tyrone Fleming, who played the character Tye Banga on the drama series 848, was found dead at his New York apartment after the 40-year-old didn’t show up for his full-time job at Con Edison. His fiancée reportedly found his body blocking the front door of the apartment.
“He was stabbed three times in his back and one hit his artery. He bled out,” his sister, Tiffany Tucker, said, via Hollywood Life. “We have no idea who might have wanted to do this. No idea.”
According to New York City police, they have an unreleased video of a man who was wearing dark clothes entering Fleming’s apartment. CBS reported the suspect might have exited the apartment through a window.
— Anthony DiLorenzo (@ADiLorenzoTV) June 7, 2018
Reportedly, there were no signs of forced entry into the apartment.
The show 848 has 20,000 subscribers on YouTube, and a trailer for the third season was released at the end of last month.
The first episode of the new season was supposed to air on Wednesday, but there has been no update to the YouTube page.
This was posted to the show’s Twitter account on Friday.
— 848 Team (@848webseries) June 8, 2018
Some episodes of the show earn more than 100,000 views on YouTube, and though the series can be a violent one, Fleming’s friends told CBS News that they didn’t think his stabbing was related to the show.
“To lose him is just terribly devastating,” one friend, Calvin Kennedy, told CBS.