Tommy the Clown and the Tommy the Clown Foundationhave launched a “GoFundMe” campaign to assist the family of Lamarrion “Lil BZ” Upchurch following his tragic passing on Sunday, May 13. Lamarrion was just 15-years-old. “Lil BZ” (as he was affectionately known) was a member of “TSquad” dance crew for nearly five years.
Burying a child is something that no parent should have to do, and we are starting this fund to assist the family with expenses related to funeral arrangements and other costs that may come up. To date we have raised $2700 towards our goal of $10,000. 100 percent of all contributions will go directly to the family. For those that want to send cards and/or expressions, those can be sent to the TTC Academy and we will make sure that they make it to the family.
Lil BZ was one of our most popular dancers and was a crowd favorite at parties and events. He had a very large fan base and was well-liked both within our “TSquad” family and among the Greater Los Angeles community and beyond.
His loss has hit me especially hard as I had known him for over half of his life. Lil BZ had an infectious personality and we had a lot of fun times together. A true kid at heart, he was always the life of the party and brought levity, laughter, and great perspective each time he was around.
In addition to being an important and influential member of “TSquad,” he was also an athlete at Cabrillo High School in Long Beach. He played running back and safety on the football team.
Please keep Lamarrion’s family, and especially his mother, Sheenae Moore, in your thoughts and prayers.
As a way to commemorate “Lil BZ,” I will be hosting a “Day of Dialogue” at the Tommy the Clown Academy to address gun violence in the coming months. We will also host a celebratory “Battlezone” type event to honor his memory and also raise funds to create a scholarship for youth to be exposed to music and dance.
Thank you for your continued thoughts, prayers, and kind words during this time. Lil BZ’s smile and spirit will be missed, but his legacy will live on.
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