Fredo Santana Dead at 27

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has died at the age of 27.

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana is dead after suffering a seizure, according to TMZ. He was 27.

The tragic news was first shared by Maxo Kream, a collaborator and friend of Santana. "I’m lost for words right now," he wrote on Instagram. "RIP a real Savage." 

TMZ reports Santana's girlfriend found him dead on the floor at his home in Los Angeles around 11:30 p.m. Friday night (Jan. 19).

Santana—alongside Chief Keef (his cousin), Lil Reese, and other Chicago acts—helped usher in the drill music scene in 2012, a style of rap that has since spread in influence. He also founded his own label, Savage Squad, where he released his debut album Trappin' Ain't Dead in 2013 and followed that with a string of mixtapes, the most recent being Fredo Kruger 2 in 2017.

In October, Santana (born Derrick Coleman) was rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with liver and kidney failure, a health issue that may have been caused by an abuse of drugs, including lean. "Thanks for everyone who prayed for a nigga I wouldn't wish this on my worse enemy," he said at the time, as well as apologized to fans that his project Turbo Bandana would be postponed.

Following the incident, Santana said he was considering entering rehab to deal with his drug abuse.

Hopefully I can be the face to sho niggas to slow down an 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 didn't want to face them demons


I'm getting help I might just go to rehab


Fredo Santana is survived by his son who was born in 2017.

Lil Durk, Drake, Lil B, Travis Scott, Wale, Lil Pump, and more artists took to social media to pay their respects. You can see their messages below.

This one fucked my head up i can’t even lie 😢 rest up young king @FREDOSANTANA300

— THE VOICE (@lildurk) January 20, 2018

Rip to my dawg.
Rest up easy love you bro

— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) January 20, 2018

Let one off in the air for fredo santana !! For life they cudnt stop that man SSR for life CHICAGO for life Chief Keef chop durk Reese Gino sd the whole Chicago what it do joe we living it up joe Chicago joe for life too fredo - Lil B



— Lil pump (@lilpump) January 20, 2018

Man Really Don't Wanna Say This But RIP @FREDOSANTANA300 Man I Remember Wen Shit 1st Took Off How U Was Embracing Me & Always On Sum Business Shit💯We Always Talked On Another Level 🙏Make Sure U Watch Over @ChiefKeef 🙏#SavageSquad #SSR #GloGang #LongLiveFredo

— Chief Keef Dj (@DJAMARIS1) January 20, 2018

damn.. r.i.p. fredo 😔

— MICRO JORDAN (@reBELLYus) January 20, 2018

Fuck man... Rest In Peace Fredo Santana

— Denzel Curry (@denzelcurry) January 20, 2018

RIP Fredo Santana fuckkkk man, @ChiefKeef is going to need a lot of love and support, Fredo was his number 1

— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) January 20, 2018

Man. RIP Fredo. Dem boys started a serious movement in rap. 🙏🏾

— Sango (@SangoBeats) January 20, 2018

Glo In Peace Fredo

I Look Up To You And Cherish The Krazy Memories We Had Together. Looking At These Posts Of You Makes My Heart Sink 💔😰😞😕

— D Savage ! (@dsavage3900) January 20, 2018

Complex sends our condolences to Fredo Santana's family and friends.

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