Gone far too soon. Erica Mena’s ex-boyfriend, Cliff Dixon, was tragically shot and killed while celebrating his 32nd birthday in Atlanta on March 21 and she took to social media with a heartfelt tribute after hearing the devastating news. The Love & Hip Hop star shared her condolences and expressed how he “didn’t deserve this.”
Mena, 31, posted a childhood photo of Dixon on Instagram Stories alongside an emotional caption and prayer emoji. “We all dealt with so much. You dealt with a lot. I’m so sorry this happened, you didn’t deserve this. Rest in forever peace,” the VH1 alum continued. “Watch over your blood sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, and your mommy. I know they are so broken right now.”
The reality star continued to share powerful words. “Please love me while I’m still here,” Mena posted, followed by, “Nothing is promised. Appreciate life.” Mena and Dixon reportedly dated for about 10 months before they parted ways in late 2018. She’s now engaged to Safaree Samuels.
Prior to the event, Dixon posted a photo advertising the bash on social media. He wrote, “We litty tonight @slloungeatl come catch the vibe.” As we previously reported, Dixon was standing in the parking lot outside the venue when the shooter opened fire on him.
“The Chamblee Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred this morning at 0117 a.m. at the SL Lounge at 4186 Buford Hwy,” the press release provided to In Touch read. “The victim, Clifford Dixon, had just arrived at the location and was standing in the parking lot when the offender shot him multiple times. First responders administered aid, and the victim was transported to Grady Hospital where medical staff advised that he had succumbed to his injuries.”
After hearing about Dixon’s untimely passing, several fans and friends went to his Instagram page to share their kind words. “Peace on every level for the family of Cliff Dixon and all near and dear to him,” one comment read. Another added, “Rest In Peace my guy watch over everybody.” We’re keeping his loved ones in our thoughts during this very tough time.
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