We are sorry to report that Chicago rapper, Fredo Santana has passed away at the young age of 27!
While no cause of death was officially revealed, TMZ reports that the rapper born Derrick Coleman suffered a fatal seizure Friday night in Los Angeles. They are reporting that he was at his L.A. home Friday (1-19-18). We’re told his girlfriend came over at around 11:30 PM and found him dead on the floor.
Santana had been hospitalized recently for liver and kidney problems he’d been battling for months. The young rapper had also been open about his lean consumption and if you may not know, some of the components that make up the popular drink can cause seizures.
The prescription cough syrups used to make ‘lean’present the most danger because they often contain codeine, a powerful opioid drug. Opiod abuse is linked to seizures. Another active ingredient in some prescription cough syrups is promethazine, an antihistamine that causes sedative effects and can impair motor functioning.
Fredo Santana is the older cousin of Chicago rapper Chief Keef. His debut studio album Trappin Ain’t Dead was released on October 31, 2013 via Savage Squad. The hip hop community is reacting to his sudden passing. Drake took to social media to offer condolences and others as well.
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 B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 20, 2018
This one fucked my head up i can’t even lie 😢 rest up young king @FREDOSANTANA300
— DURKIOOO🦅 (@lildurk) January 20, 2018
At the time of his death, Santana was working on the follow-up to Walking Dead.
Santana is survived by his infant son, Legend. Prayers for the families and the legions of fans!