Son of Pioneering Rapper KRS-One Found Dead From Apparent Suicide

The son of hip-hop legend KRS-One was found dead in his apartment in an apparent suicide, authorities said Tuesday.

Randy Hubbard Parker, 23, died of a gunshot wound to the head, and the death was classified as a suicide, said Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office investigator Mark Guilbeau.

Parker had suffered a long battle with depression, his mother, Simone G. Parker, said in a statement Tuesday. He was found on Friday.

His family said a private memorial service will be held July 18, which would have been Parker's 24th birthday.

A memorial service in New York, where Parker was born, is scheduled for August.

KRS-One is a rap pioneer whose hits include "Criminal Minded," "Black Cop" and "The Bridge is Over."