Drake dutifully paid tribute to his murdered pal Anthony “Fif” Soares on Instagram on Thursday.

“Missing you today g. #foreverfif.” A single-tear emoji accompanied the gesture.

A tribute by Drake to his murdered friend Anthony “Fif” Soares posted to his Instagram story on April 30, 2020.

The rap sensation was one of the pallbearers at the 33-year-old’s 2017 funeral and the pair had been close for many years.

At the time, Drake posted a photo of the dead man on his Instagram account, calling him “one of our family members.”

The post read: “It was an honour to have shared years together and I will always keep your memory alive.”

Drake also reportedly has a tattoo of his pal with the words “Forever Fif.”

But when it came time to offer a minor gesture to cops and send out a tweet asking for information, the Forest Hills-raised Drake torpedoed the idea faster than you can say unsolved.

Rapper Drake is seen wearing a Dell Curry jersey before Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, May 30, 2019.

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And nearly three years later, the slaying remains ice cold.

On Sept. 14, 2017, Soares was dropped off at a Toronto Community Housing highrise on Glamorgan Ave., near Kennedy Rd. and the 401, around 3 a.m. In one hand he carried fast food, in the other, a drink.

The OVO Sound affiliate had barely entered the building when two triggermen targeted him. The CCTV video and images are a gruesome coda for the last minutes of a man’s life.

The shooters — wearing hoodies and masks — trapped Soares and riddled his body with bullets until their semi-automatic handguns were empty. Soares was a sitting duck.

Cops say the killers unleashed at least two dozen rounds. They only stopped firing when their target hit the ground.

“It certainly was very targeted. It was focused,” Det.-Sgt. Gary Giroux said at the time. “It was certainly overkill.”

He added: “The video shows both of the weapons locked in the open position, which indicates that the weapons are now empty.”

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The killers then hopped back into the car they arrived in — a four-door, white Ford Fusion with tinted windows — and headed north on Kennedy Rd. towards Hwy. 401.

Soares was survived by a girlfriend and their young daughter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).





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