In Honor of DaBaby’s Brother, Glen Johnson’s Memory

An image of DaBaby
An image of DaBaby/PHOTO: Facebook

Jonathan Lyndale Kirk who goes by the stage name ‘DaBaby’ is a prominent American rapper born on December 22, 1991.

DaBaby had an older brother called Glenn Johnson whose life tragically ended on November 3, 2020, at the age of thirty-four.

Glen took his own life through a self-inflicted gunshot wound leaving behind four children.

Below we take a look at Glen Johnson’s life, events leading up to his death and its impact on his loved ones.

Who was Glen Johnson?

An Image of young DaBaby and his older brother, Glen Johnson
An Image of young DaBaby and his older brother, Glen Johnson/Facebook

Glen Johnson born in 1986, was the older brother of DaBaby.

He sadly passed away in 2020 as a result of suicide.

On November 3, 2020, at approximately 1:39 pm, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to a shooting incident.

Upon their swift arrival, they discovered Glen’s body.

He was promptly transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Initially categorized as a death investigation, the incident was later confirmed as a suicide.

DaBaby was well aware of his brother’s mental health struggles, addressing them in his music.

In his song “Intro,” he expresses,

  • “My brother be thinkin’ that we don’t love him and let him struggle like we ain’t family. Like I won’t give up all I got to see you happy.”

At the time of Glen’s passing, he was 34 years old and left behind three daughters and a son.

An infographic of DaBaby's Brother
An infographic of DaBaby’s Brother, Glen Johnson

How did Glen’s Death Affect His Family?

Glen’s death took a toll on his family especially his younger brother DaBaby.

This saw DaBaby encouraging everyone struggling with mental health to seek help as soon as they can.

He also sensitized people to make their loved ones having mental health issues seek help or get them help.

This was posted on his Twitter (now X) account on November 5, 2020.

An image of DaBaby's Tweet
DaBaby’s Tweet/PHOTO: X


Glen Johnson, DaBaby’s brother, tragically passed away in November 2020.

While details about their relationship remain private, Glen’s memory undoubtedly holds a place in DaBaby’s life.


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