Ohio Artist Debuts Life-Size Wax Figure Of Takeoff (Video)

Talent On Talent! This Ohio Artist Understood The Assignment Of A Takeoff Wax Figure (Video)


Ohio Artist Debuts Life-Size Wax Figure Of Takeoff (Video)

It’s been nearly 15 months since Takeoff passed away, and the tributes have been tributing during that time! But one piece of art is gaining momentum online this week for its precise artistry and the artist behind it.

Cleveland, Ohio, artist Mr. Officials took to Instagram on Monday (Jan. 29) to unveil the first Takeoff wax figure. In his caption, the artist shared a prayer for Take and encouraged his following to share the post.

“Dear Take, God has you in your keeping, we have you in our hearts. May this sculpted creation serve as a living tribute to the memory of Takeoff. Today you are recognized and Immortalized with The World’s First Takeoff wax figure. Share this with everyone you want to see take off this year!” 

Take a look at the artwork below.

Mr. Officials’ post offered another testimony about never giving up on your dreams, even in the face of defeat.

“‘People think that you’re gonna come out, be a one hit wonder, and finished. You gotta prove ’em wrong.’ -Takeoff This is YOUR YEAR, don’t wait until the end of the year to finish strong! You can finish even in the beginning! It’s time to Takeoff! Finish what you’ve started,” the artist wrote in his caption. 

In the clip, Mr.Officials revealed he’s “grieving and mourning” amid closing his Ohio storefront after three years in business. The self-titled practice specializes in custom apparel and embroidery, sublimation, heat transfer vinyl, and more, per his site.

Not only is the artist allegedly losing his business, he also revealed that his 14-year-old car is “on its last wheel.”

“I’ll be homeless if all goes well. Now, before you start feeling sorry for me, I’m okay. My gift will make room for me because it always has. And even with all my losses, I still believe that this is my year. I’ve heard God say over and over, ‘Finish what you started.'” 

Mr. Officials said despite his urge to re-invest his money into his personal needs, he leaned into God’s voice. One of the projects he decided to finish was Takeoff’s wax figure, believing that 2024 will be the year he takes off!

Watch Mr. Officials’ full behind-the-scenes video below.


Mr. Officials Previously Went Viral For Nipsey Hussle Wax Figure

One thing about Mr. Officials: he lives up to his name! This isn’t the first time the artist has received viral love for one of his life-size wax figures.

In November 2022, he unveiled the first wax sculpture of the late Nipsey Hussle, per BET. The project took him about nine months to complete and highlighted the rapper’s iconic streetwear look.

“After 9 long months, the birthing of a legend is now revealed,” Mr. Officials shared in his caption, encouraging folks to tag Hussle fans.

Peep his process behind the Nipsey wax figure below.

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Takeoff: What We Know One Year After His Death

As mentioned, Takeoff passed away on November 1, 2022, from gunshot wounds to his head and torso. At the time, Take was in attendance at a private event at 810 Billiards & Bowling with his uncle and Migos member, Quavo.

Houston PD Homicide Division Sgt. Michael Burrow cleared Take of any wrongdoing in the situation following his death. Burrow stated that a “dice game” led to an argument after the event but that Take was not involved in the game or the argument and did not have a weapon on him.

RELATED: TAKEOFF: Family, Friends And Fans Gather In Atlanta For Funeral Service

In May 2023, Patrick Clark, the man accused of firing the gun whose bullets struck Takeoff, was indicted on a murder charge. He was initially on house arrest with ankle monitoring after posting bond in December 2022, but that’s no longer the case.

According to Fox 26 Houston, Clark has a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew daily, but the court did not require him to wear a monitor. It’s unclear when his trial will commence.

The following month, reports surfaced that Takeoff’s mother, Titania Davenport, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the venue where he died. At this time, there are no public updates about the lawsuit’s status.

RELATED: Long Live The Rocket: Paying Tribute To Memorable Takeoff Verses


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