Dancehall entertainer Aidonia and his wife Kimberly Megan are mourning the death of their nine-year-old son, King Khalif Lawrence. The heartbreaking news of the child’s passing late on Saturday night rocked the dancehall community, and by extension, social media, as people sent their sympathies to the parents.
Although Aidonia and his wife have not made any public statements regarding the death of their son, it is known that he had been ill for some time. Some dancehall performers expressed their sorrow and condolences over the passing of King Khalif Lawrence, the son of Aidonia and his wife Kimberly Megan, in public.
Spice wrote: “Broken hearted 💔 I’m lost for words 😞 My condolences 💐.”
Shenseea shared her condolences in a Tweet yesterday, following the news of the child’s death.
“My heart is breaking for u Aidonia and Kim 💔💔💔💔 omg,” she wrote.
My heart is breaking for u Aidonia and Kim omg 💔💔💔💔 mercy
— Shenseea (@SHENYENG) December 4, 2022
Beenie Man, the King of the Dancehall, is among many who have sent his sympathies to the newlyweds. The dancehall king posted a snapshot of Aidonia with his son and wrote: “Condolences to the Lawrence Family @aidonia4thgenna @kimberly_megan @lalojop. Sending prayers and strength.”
Shaggy, a seasoned performer, finds the death of a child to be “unimaginable.”
“My condolences to @aidonia4thgenna and his wife Kimberly’. … who lost their only child Khalif earlier today …my heart aches for their loss… it’s unimaginable the lost of a child. Sending prayers!” Shaggy shared on Instagram.
Music producer Skatta Burrell wrote on his Instagram page: “How do you process gaining everything you dreamt (of) and worked tirelessly for, and then in one sweep, you lose the most important person fashioned in your image? “Sheldon (Aidonia) your loss is our loss! You’re forever fam, and the pain you feel, I can’t even image how immensely devastated you must be,” Burrell added.
Bounty Killer wrote: “Only jah know mi likkle bredda life is so unfair bcuz this is extremely heart 💔 wrenching youth can’t question god but can this be real yo my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and the entire family on both sides💐🙏🏾😪🕊️ @aidonia4thgenna.”
“This hit different, prayers for my brother @aidonia4thgenna,I can only imagine the pain #jahjahm,” Wasp wrote, alongside a photo of Aidonia and Khalif.
Born Sheldon Lawrence in Kingston 41, Aidonia made his dancehall debut in 2004 as a part of the Bounty Killer’s Alliance troupe of performers. Since then, he has produced a number of successful singles, including “Pretty Please,” “Yeah Yeah,” “Nuh Boring Gyal,” and “Tip Pon Yuh Toe.”
After a four-year engagement, the deejay wed Kimberly Megan in September 2016. At the time, King Kahlif was three years old.