Nipsey Hussle to be mourned in memorial at Los Angeles arena

Dozens of Ethiopian and Eritrean living in Addis Ababa gather for the memorial service to honor Eritrean American rapper, Nipsey Hussle, on April 6, 2019 in Addis Ababa. - Rapper Nipsey Hussle died Sunday March 31, 2019 after a shooting in Los Angeles near a clothing store he owned. (Photo by Michael TEWELDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read MICHAEL TEWELDE/AFP/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES — Rapper Nipsey Hussle will be mourned at a public memorial Thursday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The website for the 21,000-seat downtown arena says free tickets will become available at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the event that organizers are calling Nipsey Hussle’s Celebration of Life.

The memorial begins at 10 a.m. Thursday. No details were given about who may be appearing, performing or speaking.

Hussle, a 33-year-old father of two and a hip-hop artist as beloved for his work in his community as his music, was fatally shot March 31 while standing outside his South Los Angeles clothing store.

Dozens of Ethiopian and Eritrean living in Addis Ababa gather for the memorial service to honor Eritrean American rapper, Nipsey Hussle, on April 6, 2019 in Addis Ababa. – Rapper Nipsey Hussle died Sunday March 31, 2019 after a shooting in Los Angeles near a clothing store he owned. (Photo by Michael TEWELDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read MICHAEL TEWELDE/AFP/Getty Images)

Two days later, police arrested Eric R. Holder Jr. in the killing and on Thursday prosecutors charged him with murder. Holder has pleaded not guilty.

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