Monday, August 17, 2009

Controversial Journalist Sam Ferguson Shot Dead

Police are investigating the brazen shooting death of a Miami journalist who worked for Don Diva Magazine.

Samuel Ferguson, 47, was shot to death on Friday (August 14) when unknown assailants opened fire on his car, as he was driving along the Florida Turnpike.

Ferguson, who also went by the name of Samuel Silvasteen and was President of Don Diva, crashed his car into a median and was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Don Diva founder Tiffany Chiles, Ferguson was hired nine months ago to help the street magazine gain a stronger footprint in the Southern Florida region.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragic and senseless incident," Chiles told "Sam was not just the president of Don Diva South, he was a family friend for over 20 years. Sam was our brother. He was well respected and loved my many. He will be missed."

Ferguson aka “P Man Sam” found himself in the middle of controversy in October of 2008, as news that Rick Ross was once a correctional officer began to the Internet.

Ross, who had known Ferguson prior to his job with Don Diva, took Ferguson to his Carol City, Florida neighborhood for an interview, presumably for the magazine.

The rapper became angry with Ferguson over an interview with Hip-Hop Weekly and for a Q&A with Don Diva magazine titled “Would the Real Rick Ross Stand Up.”

“Ferguson is a liar, he’s an informant, he’s a rat, he’s a b***h,” Rick Ross said of Ferguson during their feud. “I hope he’s offended; get at me in the streets n***a you know how we play. This s**t about to get Deeper Than Rap.”

Police have no suspects in the shooting, but they seek a black car with clear tail light lenses.

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