Chicago rapper Derrick Coleman, who is popularly known as Fredo Santana, has been reported dead by his producer and fellow rapper Maxo Kream .
Fredo died on Friday night after suffering a seizure, according to reports. Family members gave the report that Santana’s girlfriend, with whom he has an eight-month-old son, visited his Los Angeles home on Friday at 11.30pm and found him dead on the floor.
One of his associates, Maxo Kream posted a picture of Santana on Instagram and the caption: “Damn man I’m lost for words right now I’m cryin my ass off Fredo I love yu B***h RIP a real Savage.”
Fredo 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 gained popularity through the video and he has been one of the foremost rappers in Chicago with some few hit songs to his credit.
Although Fredo was not able to make some international hit songs in his career, but he was respected as one of the few rappers in Chicago that could hold it don anytime anyday.
Drake paid tribute to Santana shortly after Kream broke the news, sharing a picture of the two together with the caption: “Rest in Peace Santana”.
DJ Akademiks, Lil Durk, and ASAP Twelvyy were amongst the other fellow musicians who paid tribute.
His friends’ reaction to his death on Twitter.
Fredo experienced liver and kidney failure in October 2017 and vowed to go to rehab at the time. He later admitted that the kidney failure was due to the hi usage of the anti-anxiety medication Xanax and lean, which is a mixture of cough syrup, lemonade and candy prevalent in the hip-hop industry and can cause seizures.
May his soul rest in peace.