Fredo Santana, Chicago-Based Rapper, Dies at 27

Hip-hop artist had been suffering kidney and liver failure

Fredo Santana, the Chicago rapper who emerged with his cousin Chief Keef, has died at the age of 27, according to media reports.

The cause of death was not immediately disclosed, but the rapper (born Derrick Coleman) posted on Instagram last October that he had been hospitalized with kidney and liver failure.

“I’m getting back to normal sorry to all my fans turbo bandana will not be dropping tomorrow due to my health issues,” Santana wrote. “Thanks for everyone who prayed for a n— I wouldn’t wish this on my worse enemy.”

He was also hospitalized last March after suffering a seizure.

Fredo released nearly a dozen mixtapes and albums since signing a record deal in 2012, and collaborated with such hip-hop stars as Drake, Maxo Kream, Lil Durk and Lil B.

Early Saturday, many in the hip-hop community paid tribute to the artist on social media.

???????????? Rest In Peace Santana

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FOREVER HONORABLE WE GONNA MISS YOU FREDO

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