Renowned Chicago rapper, Fredo Santana, has reportedly died at just 27-year of age. The rapper died in in Los Angeles.
Fredo Santana was not his real name. His real name was Derrick Coleman and he was cousin of fellow Chicago rapper Chief Keef. Reports suggest that the young rapper lost his life at Reseda home in the San Fernando Valley around 11 p.m. Friday.
While talking about the incident, Lt. David Smith, a spokesman for the coroner’s office said that cause of death is still not clear. Smith further said that an autopsy is pending.
In the meantime there are several reports doing the rounds that the rapper suffered a fatal seizure.
There are also reports doing the rounds that the young rapper was not really doing well on his health front. To be true, a couple of month ago, he posted a video on Instagram in which he said he was being treated for kidney and liver failure. Nonetheless, within a couple of days, in another startling message he said that he was fine and he was going back to the studio.
Born on July 4, 1990 Derrick Coleman’s debut studio album Trappin Ain’t Dead was released on October 31, 2013 via Savage Squad. Fredo’s first mixtape, It’s a Scary Site, was released on September 20, 2012. It featured production by TM88, Young Chop, 12Hunna, Leek E Leek, J-Hill, C-Sick, and Paris Bueller as well as guest appearances from Chief Keef, Lil Reese, King L, Gino Marley, Frenchie, Lil Herb, Lil Bibby, and Lil Durk. Santana’s second mixtape, Fredo Kruger, was released on February 28, 2013 and featured production by 808 Mafia, Young Chop and Mike WiLL Made It. There is no denying that the year 2013 was the best as far as his professional life is concerned.
The first report of his death was announced by record producer and rapper Maxo Kream on Instagram. He shared the news on Instagram with a picture of Santana and the caption: “Damn man I’m lost for words right now I’m cryin my ass off Fredo I love yu B***h RIP a real Savage.”