Fred the Godson has died after he contracted the coronavirus earlier this month.
He first revealed he was in the hospital and placed on a ventilator on April 6, with his wife explaining he wasn't faring well. He reportedly started to make positive progress in hospital, but he ultimately lost his battle against the virus on Thurday.
News of the 35-year-old's death broke via people paying tribute to him on social media. A rep for Fred the Godson confirmed his passing to Complex.
Fred has been a prominent figure in New York rap for over a decade, breaking through in 2011 when he appeared on the XXL Freshman cover alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Mac Miller. He collaborated with Diddy, Meek Mill, and Pusha-T among others, and remained prolific until his death. This year alone, Fred the Godson dropped a solo project as well as a collaborative release with Jay Pharoah.
Despite all his high-profile collaborations and positive critical response, Fred never signed to a label. He would often appear on hip-hop radio in New York to drop freestyles. In 2017 he delivered a memorable one for Funk Flex, making Complex's own top 20 freestyles list.
Rest in peace.