david ray mccoy


Lisa Raye (best known as Diamond in the Players Club) and rapper, Da Brat, are biological sisters with the same father, David Ray McCoy(March 6, 1935 – November 13, 1988). Their beloved father was a paraplegic who was also a well established Southside Chicago businessman. McCoy owned several hotels and nightclubs, and he was known to lend money to hundreds of people who wanted to start their own businesses. He was a millionaire.

According to reports, sadly, he was brutally murdered in 1988, and his daughters were left fatherless. Detectives eventually found out that McCoy was killed over something extremely senseless.

McCoy was found shot to death on November 13, 1988 in the back seat of his Cadillac, which was parked in a Southside Chicago alley. He was 53 years old. McCoys then 32 year old live-in girlfriend of 10 years, Sheila Daniels, and her then 20 year old brother, Tyrone, were convicted of McCoys murder in 1990. Sheila was slapped with an 80 year sentence and Tyrone was hit with 60 years.

There are various reports of the motive behind McCoys murder. According to Chicago Tribune, three of McCoys other daughters, Jehlan, Morgan, and Cynthia, believe Daniels killed their father because she found out he was about to cut her out of his will. While other reports suggest that Daniels killed him after the two had an argument at their home over a high electric bill.

Tyrone claimed he shot McCoy only after his sister, Sheila, delivered the fatal shot to McCoys head. They reportedly then drove McCoys body in his Cadillac to the alley and left him there.

On September 16, 1997 just one year before Lisa Raye made her debut in The Players Club and during the height of Da Brats multiplatinum selling career- their dads girlfriend, Sheila Daniels, was officially convicted again for his murder. She had appealed her original 1990 conviction and ended up getting convicted for the exact same amount of time as her prior sentence- 80 years.

Lisa Raye shared a touching post on Instagram:

“Daddy…..I miss you ALL the time. You were takin away from me way too soon. I KNOW you’d be proud of me David Ray Mccoy. I really adopted your business sense. Boy am I glad you took me EVERYWHERE w/you. You were the best teacher and the 1st man I loved & treated me like a princess. See this is why my name is ‘Lisaraye’ not Lisa is important to me. I been looking for parts of you ever since…”

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