Popular Chicago rapper, Fredo Santana has been confirmed dead.
Fredo Santana passed away from a seizure on Saturday night at the age of 27. His girlfriend found him dead in his Los Angeles home around 11:30 p.m., according to TMZ.
In October, Fredo was hospitalized for liver and kidney failure. The Chicago rapper later revealed to his fans that he was contemplating going to rehab for substance abuse. “Hopefully I can be the face to sho[w] niggas to slow down,” Fred wrote on Twitter. “We got our whole life ahead of us. Fuck being rock stars gettin high. I got PTSD. I was running from my old life tryna get high [and] didn’t want to face them demons.”
Fredo rose to prominence alongside his younger cousin Chief Keef in 2012 as part of Chicago’s drill music scene. He released his debut album Trappin’ Ain’t Dead in 2013 on his own Savage Squad Records, peaking at No. 45 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Fredo followed with a steady stream of mixtapes including his most recent project Fredo Kruger 2. He was working on the second entry in his Walking Legend series prior to passing away.
Fredo is survived by his 8-month-old son.