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Proof (I) (1973–2006)

Proof was born on October 2, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as DeShaun Holton. He was an actor and composer, known for 8 Mile (2002), Bad Company (2002) and The Longest Yard (2005). He was married to Sharonda. He died on April 11, 2006 in Detroit. See full bio »


(age 32) in Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Known For

8 Mile Lil' Tic
Bad Company Soundtrack
The Longest Yard Basketball Convict
Project X Soundtrack


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 2006 Akon Feat. Eminem: Smack That (Music Video)
Proof (uncredited)
 2005 Crime Life: Gang Wars (Video Game) (voice)
 2005 The Longest Yard
Basketball Convict
 2004 Eminem: Like Toy Soldiers (Music Video)
 2004 D12: My Band (Music Video)
 2002 Royce da 5'9 Feat. Eminem: Rock City (Music Video)
 2002 8 Mile
Lil' Tic
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Show Show Self (23 credits)
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Appeared in Eminem's "Without Me" music video. See more »

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Sharonda  (his death)  (3 children)

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On April 11, 2006, it was reported that Proof was "shot to death" around 4:30 AM in a gun battle with another man outside "Triple C's," a Detroit after-hours nightclub. It was said that Proof "died" of a gunshot wound to the head. It is believed that Proof was the first to use his gun, shooting Keith Bender in the head after taking his pistol and striking Bender several times in the face. The ... See more »


Deep voice, and recognized for his freestyling abilities


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