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Ex-boyfriend of 'Love & Hip Hop' star killed outside of nightclub

He was there to celebrate his birthday.

The ex-boyfriend of 'Love & Hip Hop' reality star Erica Mena died Thursday morning outside of SL Lounge off Buford Hwy, according to police. 

Chamblee Police said 32-year-old Clifford Dixon was shot multiple times as he was standing in the parking lot outside of the nightclub. Michael Beller with Chamblee Police, said he was at the club to celebrate his birthday. Police said Dixon was taken to Grady Hospital where he later died. 

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Rapper Dave East confirmed Dixon's death in a lengthy Instagram post Thursday morning. He said, "Rest in heavenly peace bro u ain’t deserve whatever happen to u."

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East said he and the rapper had been friends since they were teenagers. 

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Dixon was also reportedly close to basketball star Kevin Durant. 

Fans flooded Dixon's Instagram account with R.I.P. messages.

The suspect ran away from the scene after the shooting. Chamblee Police is asking anyone with information to call the Chamblee Police Department at 770-986-5005, and ask to speak with Lt. Chris Newberry or call Atlanta Crime Stoppers.