On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 6, 2018, police found the body of Tyrone Fleming with apparent stab wounds. He was discovered in his Bronx-NY apartment. So what happened to Fleming? It seems his life was going great, with his growing success in the YouTube crime drama series, 848. Our Tyrone Fleming wiki will attempt to shed some light on what we know about his life and death so far.
Tyrone Fleming Wiki
Forty-year-old Brooklyn native Tyrone Fleming was a father, brother, husband-to-be, and actor. He lived in the Bronx at the time of his death.
He left behind two children: a 16-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter. His Instagram account is full of photos of his kids, so he was clearly a devoted father.
His sister Tiffany Tucker was 32 at the time of his death.
He was engaged to 40-year-old Tameka Corners.
Fleming’s move into acting was a natural progression from his artistic, athletic childhood. He said he took part in talent shows and gymnastics and played football and basketball.
“I’ve never been a superstar, but I’ve always been above-average,” he said in in a JGTMTV interview.
Though he garnered attention through YouTube, Fleming regularly shared clips and photos of his job at Con Ed, where he’s worked since at least May 2018.
Fleming’s Social Media Presence
Not surprisingly, the YouTube web series actor had a strong online presence. He was followed by 1,000+ people on Facebook and had an additional 1,000+ friends. Fleming didn’t actually write much about himself on his Facebook page, but he did identify himself as “Tye Banga #848.”
His last public Facebook post was an update of his profile photo on November 26, 2017. In it, Fleming is wearing a skull mask and pointing a gun to his head.
Other photos posted by Tyrone Fleming in 2017 show the online star lounging around outside, enjoying a drink while on vacation, and singing.
On March 17, 2017, the actor uploaded an image of a bullet with “Tye” inked on the side.
Tyrone Fleming’s Instagram account is followed by 1,700+ people and contains 26,600+ posts.
On Instagram, Fleming says of himself, “Tye ßanga of Web Series 848 I was dope b4 social media.”
One recently uploaded post proclaimed “Spread Love Not Hate.”
He had people he loved and a webseries with growing success, but, like so many others, Fleming hints at depression in a number of posts: “When does depression end? When it ends you; I’m sick of my mind, why is it always a dark place…? I’m a positive person but why is it so hard to stay like that?”
Yet another post portends, “Sometimes I wonder if I died would anyone even care? I guess not.”
Fleming also shows off his sense of humor (and wisdom!) on his Instagram account: “Teach Your Daughter The 7 B’s…Books Before Boys Because Boys Bring Babies.”
“848” Web Series
Tyrone Fleming was gaining a growing base of fans through his character Tye Banga from the Bronx-based YouTube crime series, 848.
The channel, 848WebSeries, has nearly 20,000 followers.
The story centers on The Cleanup Crew; drug dealers who hope to conquer as much of Bronx as possible, no matter what the cost.
As if often the case, with a motto that includes eliminating any hurdles, many quarrels are settled with the nozzle of a gun. The resulting carnage leaves a trail of murders, crying widows, kidnapping, larceny, and betrayal.
Fleming loved his role as Tye Banga. And was happy the show was so popular with people in New York.
He said that what he loved most about 848 fans is that “We interact with the fans and the fans interact with us”
What Does 848 Signify?
848 is a Title 21 United States Code (USC) Control Substance Act; otherwise known as the “Kingpin Charge.” It carries a mandatory prison term of 20 years to life.
Season Three of 848 Postponed
Season three of 848 was supposed to start on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
However, it was postponed for reasons that were unknown at the time.
Antoine “Inch” Thomas, who writes the show and plays Benny Brick, left a cryptic message on Instagram.
“Please everyone, please, please, please,” he wrote. “848 will not air tonight. Idk when. Please, everyone, we need some privacy please.”
Tyrone Fleming’s Murder: What We Know So Far
Tameka Corners went to his University Avenue apartment at approximately 5:30 p.m. on June 6, after he didn’t show up for work that day. She found Fleming dead.
Fleming had suffered a stab wound to his lower back. His body, partially covering the apartment door, lay in a pool of blood.
According to the victim’s sister, Tiffany Tucker, Fleming was stabbed four times; once in the artery, and three times in the back.
Surveillance cameras captured an unknown male dressed in black, going in and out of Fleming’s apartment. However, it’s currently unknown whether or not he is a suspect.
Loved Ones Look for Answers and Grieve
To answer Tyrone Fleming’s Instagram question; yes, people cared. Friends, family, and cast members were quick to post messages of condolences.
Corners posted a sweet photo of her and Fleming in the pool with the caption, “Cant believe you’re gone. It was never perfect but it was us. I’ll love you forever. “Mourn you til I join You’. Rest easy Baby.” [sic]
848‘s Thomas posted a picture of Tyrone Fleming with his two children on his Facebook page.
A possible co-worker of Fleming’s posted an RIP message on Facebook with a photo:
Branden Davis, a cousin of Tyrone Fleming, expressed his loss with a Facebook post and photo:
And a friend from Fleming’s neighborhood of Brooklyn posted that he couldn’t believe the news of the murder was real:
Meanwhile, Hilton Perez left a somewhat insensitive message on Twitter.
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) June 7, 2018
Fleming’s sister Tucker admitted that she and the rest of Fleming’s family have “no idea” why her brother was targeted. “He was a hardworking and a good man. He loved his kids and his family,” she added.
Fleming’s fiancée echoed the statements made by his sister, “He was an amazing man. He was a hardworking man who didn’t have problems with anybody.”
Police are still looking for possible suspects, and the motive behind Tyrone Fleming’s murder.