Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has reportedly died, aged 27

Angelo Anderson
January 20, 2018

Fredo Santana, rapper and one of the pioneers of Chicago's drill movement, has reportedly died at the age of 27.

Santana revealed last October that he'd been rushed to hospital with liver and kidney failure, according to XXLMag.com; he told fans on Instagram, "Been in here since Friday doctor say a n***a had kidney failure an liver failure".

Friends and fans have taken to social media to mourn the loss of the Chicago based rapper, although as of yet, there has been no official statement on his death.

The tragic news was first shared by Maxo Kream, a collaborator and friend of Santana. 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.


Chief Keef, Fredo's cousin, has yet to speak out. Over the past five years, he churned out almost a dozen mixtapes and albums, the last being 2017's Fredo Kruger 2.

Santana is best known for his appearance in the video for Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home", in which he played a man who kidnaps Drake's onscreen girlfriend.

He previously collaborated with stars including Migos, Soulja Boy and Juelz Santana. Santana's son, Legend, was born in June of a year ago.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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