Chicago Rapper Fredo Santana Dead at 27

By Staff  |  01/20/2018

Fredo Santana

Rapper Fredo Santana reportedly died Friday night (Jan. 20) after suffering a fatal seizure, reports TMZ.

He was just 27 years old.

The Chicago rapper was at his home in Los Angeles, when his girlfriend came over at around 11:30 p.m. and found his body on the floor.

Apparently, Santana was hospitalized last fall for liver and kidney problems. "Been in here since Friday doctor say a n*gga had kidney failure an liver failure I'm getting back to normal," he wrote on Instagram back in October.

Santana later told fans that his health issues were likely caused by his heavy lean usage, and he was considering rehab to deal with the addiction.

Following news of his death, a number of Fredo's fellow rappers took to social media to pay their respects, including Drake.

😢😢😢 Rest In Peace Santana

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Fredo Santana rose within the music industry, following the breakout success of his younger cousin Chief Keef and the popularity of Chicago's drill music. Since 2012, he's released nine mixtapes, and his debut album Trappin' Ain't Dead in 2012, which included a feature from Kendrick Lamar.