Tributes poured out to Shadow Group owner and bodyguard Shamir Bolivar, who has worked with Jake Paul and rapper 6ix9ine, after the news about his death.
Celebrity bodyguard and Shadow Group owner Shamir Bolivar has died at the age of 45, AlphaLion Professional Protection Services announced on Facebook.
YouTuber Jake Paul is one of many who have paid tributes to Shamir following the sad news about his death.
Shadow Group’s Shamir Bolivar has died
Shadow Group Security CEO Shamir Bolivar has passed away, it has been confirmed on Wednesday, April 7th.
His death was announced by AlphaLion Professional Protection Services in a Facebook post which said:
“It’s is with a heavy heart and deepest condolences that we at AlphaLion must say farewell to A Friend, A Brother, A Mentor and all around a great human being; Shamir Bolivar @the_shadow_group. You have been the key of inspiration to so many who strive to become one of the elite amongst the Shadows and keep watch over those under our care. We pray peace for you, your wife & children and family as you transition into your eternal resting place to forever keep watch from the shadows. Your spirit and vision will forever live on in our hearts and actions!!”
YouTube star Jake Paul posted a tribute on his Instagram Stories, sharing three broken heart emojis.
Meanwhile, many people who work with Jake have also paid their respects and shared emotional tributes to Shamir.
Who was Shamir Bolivar?
Shamir Bolivar has worked as a bodyguard for a number of celebrities, including YouTuber Jake Paul and rapper 6ix9ine.
According to a LinkedIn profile with his name, he studied a BA in Justice and Law Administration at Western Connecticut State University and earned a MA in Public Administration from Syracuse University.
Shamir served as a police officer at West Palm Beach Police Department for 14 years and during this time he set up his own practice, The Shadow Group, in 2007.
In addition, he also served as an executive protections manager at Blackwater USA.
Celebrities pay tributes to Shamir Bolivar
People close to Shamir and many of his fans and followers shared poignant tributes on social media.
Singer French Montana and football star Karim Benzema are some of many celebrities who paid their respects.