Tyga and bodyguard Arlester Henderson

Rapper Tyga is mourning the tragic death of his bodyguard, Arlester “Punch” Henderson, who was killed in a traffic accident on Wednesday.

Henderson was driving on the Santa Monica Freeway just before 6 a.m. when he collided with another vehicle. After he got out to check on the other driver, he was struck by an oncoming Mercedes Benz C230, according to a police report obtained by Page Six.

The 29-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

A rep told gossip tabloid TMZ the rapper is “devastated, shocked and heartbroken" by the untimely death of his friend.

“RIP Punch,” Tyga wrote in a tribute to Henderson on Instagram.com. “I know you looking down from a better place.”

Photo: Photographer Group / Splash News

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    RIP

  • bemetoo

    DAMN NO APRIL"S FOOL

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Rest in peace

  • Teresa Uriel

    it's always a pattern of somebody who is near or around these celebs, maybe a family or friend that's always getting got. People say they don't believe in these celebrity sacrifices, but IDK

  • coolyfett

    I guess he punched the wrong person

  • darealQueenNefertiti

    Damm that's so unfortunate. Rest in peace..

  • Teresa Uriel

    as soon as this nigga gets a little shine from his dealings with the witches, now all of a sudden here comes the death of a close acquaintance

  • Finding Forever…

    Wooooow...you get out of your car to check on others, and doing a stand up thing & then someone else harms you...sooo sad & only 29 years old...Rest Peacefully...

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    ? rest in peace

  • Finding Forever…

    Side Comment on Tyga...is he really expecting another with his baby love, Kylie? This season of KUWK (guess that's the right letters) will be LOADED with LOTS-O-DRAMA... Chyna & Rob...She & Tyga...WOULD THAT MAKE THEIR KIDS SISTER/BROTHER-COUSINS, LOL...JUST WEIRD!

  • AnonymousRose

    kris just pimping the Black folks.... they cant see nothing but dolla signs

  • iWasteTime

    Sorry to hear.
    RIP

  • Milani

    condolences...

  • puppylove

    6am on the 10 freeway? Traffic was just picking up? Sun should have been almost up? This feels, funny.

  • Fendi

    +1.

  • guest

    Damn that's a freaked accident death. #rip

  • mzwhang90210

    So so sad. This is 1 of my biggest fears...you could be minding your own & then BLAM...death comes outta NOWHERE.
    Only 29 y.o. too...SMH.
    Father please accept his soul into Your Kingdom...Amen

  • product of 79

    Wow that's crazy... He probly didn't even see it comin...R.I.H... Kinda reminds me of a movie I seen...

  • mzwhang90210

    I'll comment on how adorable your gravi is...in a more appropriate post.
    *hugs*

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    RIP!! Never get out of your vehicle on the e-way :facepalm: I remember the lady walking on 285 last year :( She was hit by multiple cars and her body parts were scattered across the lanes

  • iWasteTime

    Chile! How you even call that, King like that my sister from my daddy but my cousin through marriage but he my brother from my mother and my sister cousin cause Rob her uncle.
    I'm tied from thinking that chit out!

  • product of 79

    ? deezaammm...

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    yeah that story really hurt my heart. Traffic was still flowing because no one knew they were hitting body parts

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Hugs ??

  • mzwhang90210

    Chileeeee.....one of my college buddies AND her son were both killed instantly when they were trying to fix a flat on the shoulder of the freeway. Mother & son dead...just like that.?

  • Fendi

    We can use some levity on this thread. There are people who are sincerely wishing this young man's soul be at peace. Then, there's a devil making a mockery of his most early demise.

    One thing we don't do enough in acknowledging death is celebrating life. It is beautiful to see new life and young life. We just pray that the babies live long, healthy, happy lives. ??

  • imright

    this is exactly how we lost my aunt last summer!!! early morning fog!? RIP?

  • Fendi

    My condolences to you and your family. RIP to her. ???

  • Nala Shakur

    I DO. Numerology tells no lies. 29 (2+9)= 11

  • mzwhang90210

    Hey Fendi :hugs:
    Chile say it ain't so.. SMH. Ion eem wanna know tho....smh

  • Fendi

    Hey, Whang. *hugs*

    It is so. People like to play at the wrong time. God's children are not to be played with. It isn't a game or a joke when a person dies tragically. Anyone who finds humor in that is sick. We pray for them, but they will have to deal with the consequences of their actions. ??

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    :( Most folks don't know that they can call DOT (signs are posted) and they will come and change it. Hell I've seen them bring folks gas that were stranded. They will pull up in that bright azz truck with the huge arrow on the back

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    or 2

  • Finding Forever…

    RIIIIGHT...

  • Carrington

    Noooo, Sandra Mae. Whyyyy? You won't even give a brother GRIEF? Are the quotation marks there to suggest that his "grief" is questionable?

  • iWasteTime

    new post
    gay azz Michael

  • Finding Forever…

    Just last year (Anne Arundel County) a dad was on his way to the mall & died the same way, trying to change a flat...Sadly his kids saw it & his fiancee was hit too (she survived)...the dispatcher talked to the daughter something terrible (yelling at her to calm down or he wasn't going to help etc.)...I believe he was fired & an elderly man did damn the hitting--WAS SUCH A SAD STORY :(

  • mzwhang90210

    Hate to exit on such a bleak note (especially since I just got here last post..lol...)
    But Im gone...Hubby & I are escaping to Vegas for a few days. We both need to regroup!?
    Everybody be safe...and hug somebody & tell them you love them...bc you just never know??????

  • just being me

    Live life enjoying every moment you can .. You just never know when you last moment on earth will be !!!

  • Guess Who

    Sad.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Yur Bish is Readyyyyy!!!!! :nun: #yougobishgo!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    *hollering* that bish is slaying hunny :nun:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    She is NOT PLAYING!!!! :nun:

  • ebonics

    Very sad my step dad just passed away from a terrible car accident on the 17th of March, so I can relate.. gone too soon! Makes you really value and cherish every breath your given on this earth. Dont take anyone for granted because we are not promised tomorrow, tell people you care about you love them often! Might be the last time you see them in this life :(

  • ebonics

    Amen!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No, dear, the quotation marks signify that the word is a direct quote from him.

  • GuestSTAR

    Many times folks aren't paying attention when driving anymore. Their texting, reading/sending emails, participating in conference calls, putting on makeup, pluckin eyebrows, shaving, combing hair, talking on the phone, reading directions, etc......not paying attention, then they ram folks in the rear or hit someone walking across the street; seriously injuring or killing them.

  • Monday

    Like Tupac...

    And he does think of himself like Tupac..

    R.I.P to the bodygard

  • product of 79

    Wow that's crazy AF... Poor lady ? rest well ma'am ?

  • Renee Bee

    Oh my. So sorry to hear about your loss. Condolences.

  • Go Head With That

    This

  • Afiya

    Sorry to hear this :-(

    But did this dude a volunteer? Where Tyga get $$$ to pay for a bodyguard?

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    then out of nowhere he gonna come out with some number 1 single! (O_o)

  • stanley

    This is the 2nd death of a black driver that got hit because he got out his car on a high-way hmmm.. Take notes people. If you in an accident, pull your car over to the side or shoulder of the lane. And stay off the road. Oncoming traffic don't always stop when hey see a wreck.

  • HOPoutWITthaThiccnez

    Damn Punch Mannn RIP

  • mela.reign77

    That's so sad :(