On February 3, 1998, Hawkins was fatally shot at 10440 South Drive, Houston, TX. after going to a promoter's apartment to collect an appearance fee. The promoter was not home and he was shot in the corridor outside the apartment. Eight years later, his brother rapper Big Hawk was also shot to death.
Following Pat's death in 1998, fellow Screwed Up Click and Wreckshop Records rapper D-Reck decided to make a documentary which combined footage both old and new of Fat Pat and members of both rap cliques. The 50 minute film, "Fat Pat - Ghetto Dreams", was released in 1999 and then re-released on DVD a year later as a double feature with another SUC-made film starring Big Moe entitled "Mann! The Movie".