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Free tickets to Nipsey Hussles memorial in LA are being sold for $500 (Picture: Getty Images)

Free tickets offered to Nipsey Hussle fans to attend his memorial service have gone in minutes.

Rapper Nipsey died following a shooting in Los Angeles on 31 March and will be remembered in a two-hour memorial service held at the Staples Centre on Thursday (11 April).

Nipseys family confirmed the tribute by posting an official poster to the artists Instagram page, which saw him dressed in a white suit and wearing angel wings.

They revealed that fans based in California will be attend the ceremony and free tickets were released on Tuesday, with the allocated tickets being distributed in just minutes.

Ticket retailer AXS confirmed all fan tickets available have now gone, with TMZ reporting that such tickets are now being flogged for prices starting at $500 (£382).

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AXS told the publication they are cracking down on such tickets being touted, as tickets are non-transferrable and can only be distributed through their own mobile app.

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Tickets for Nipseys memorial were put up for sale on Craigslist, but the website is flagging such posts and removing them.

Fans have been invited to Nipseys memorial at the Staples Centre – the same venue that hosted Michael Jacksons tribute show in 2009.

They have been told that any cameras or video recording equipment wont be allowed into the venue, out of respect for the stars family.

Nipsey and two other men were shot outside his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in Crenshaw. Its understood Hussle had been there to help out a friend, who had just been released from prison, with some new clothes.

Police arrested and charged Eric Holder with Nipseys murder. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges made against him.

Nipsey is survived by girlfriend Lauren London and his two children (Picture: Getty Images)

Nipsey is survived by his long-term girlfriend Lauren London and their son Kross, as well as his daughter Emani from a previous relationship.

Breaking her silence on his death, Lauren told followers on Instagram she has lost her best friend.

In a heartbreaking tribute, she said: I am completely lost. Ive lost my best friend. My sanctuary. My protector. My soul…. Im lost without you. We are lost without you babe. I have no words.

Other celebrities including Beyonce, Drake, Rihanna and Pharrell Williams were seen paying their respects to Nipsey on social media.

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