Tyga has been left "heartbroken" following the death of his bodyguard.

The Rack City hitmaker's friend and employee, Arlester 'Punch' Henderson, passed away on Wednesday morning after a freak accident on the Los Angeles freeway.

Police sources told TMZ the 29-year-old bodyguard was behind the wheel when he collided with another vehicle. He got out of his SUV to check on the people in the other car, only to be knocked down and killed by another passing motorist.

Rip Punch🙏🏾🙏🏾 I know you looking down from a better place.

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Tyga's representative said the star is "devastated, shocked, and heartbroken" by the tragedy.


And the 26-year-old rapper - who is dating Kylie Jenner - also paid tribute to his pal on Instagram.

Sharing a photo of them embracing, he wrote: "Rip Punch. I know you looking down from a better place."

Tyga recently admitted he likes to keep as much of his life private as possible in order to stay creative.

He said: "I only like people to know what I want them to know.

"People didn't know what Tupac was doing. That's why he was so iconic ... You can't base your life off waking up every morning like, 'What are people saying about me now?

"Then I'd never stay in my creative headspace."

- Bang! Showbiz