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Rapper Twista is mourning the loss of his bodyguard, Davy Easterling. 

According to the "Chicago Tribune," Easterling was found dead in a house on Chicago's South Side on Friday.  He was shot and his body burned.  Investigators have determined that the fire was intentionally set and they are treating the incident as a homicide. 

On Twitter, Twista wrote that he has "lost too many good friends to these streets" and included a picture of Easterling, who went by the nickname "Six-foot-Nine." 

Before Easterling's body was found, Twista had posted messages urging followers to contact police if they had information about his "close friend" who had been missing for two days.