Shaquille O’Neal Pays For Funeral of Teen Who Shot Himself on Instagram

Shaquille O’Neal will cover funeral costs for the family of a teenager who accidentally shot and killed himself on Instagram last week.

According to WXIA-Atlanta, 13-year-old Malachi Hemphill was playing with a gun while live streaming himself last Wednesday. The weapon discharged, killing the Forest Park native.

Shaq said he felt moved to act.

In a statement, Shaq said he sympathized with the boy’s mother who lost her only son:

“No mother should have to go through this.


“I can only imagine the pain that she and all of Malachi’s family must be feeling. I just wanted to do what I could to help them at such a terrible time.”

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