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Alfred D. Overton III, 35, hip hop artist known as De Kapri

July 15, 1982 – Aug. 9, 2017

Alfred Demetrius Overton III, of Sanford, Fla., an aspiring hip hop artist and sound engineer, died Aug. 9 in Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Fla., after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 35.

Born in Buffalo, he grew up in Niagara Falls and was a 2001 graduate of Niagara Wheatfield High School, where he was a four-year member of the track team, competing in the high jump, the long jump and short races. He moved to Florida in 2010 and earned an associate’s degree in recording engineering in 2013 from Full Sail University in Orlando.

Performing as De Kapri locally and in Florida, he played drums, piano and guitar. He had been writing and arranging his own music for the past 15 years and posted a number of videos on YouTube. A bodybuilder, he studied marital arts and held a black belt in Tae Kwan Do.

He was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, alveolar soft part sarcoma, in 2006.

Survivors include his wife, Valerie Turner-Overton; three daughters, Carolina, Lyric McGilberry and Samyna Satar; a son, Kahlil McGilberry, his parents, Alfred D. Jr. and Elise; three brothers, Vernal, Marcellus and Renando; and a sister, Lakeisha.

A memorial service will be announced.

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