The Chicago drill rapper and older cousin of Chief Keef has died following a seizure
Fredo Santana has died. The Chicago drill rapper born Derrick Coleman, who released songs alongside artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Migos, passed away following a seizure, as TMZ reports. He was 27 years old. Santana was also the cousin of fellow Chicago artist Chief Keef; he was referenced in the lyrics for Keef’s breakout single “I Don’t Like” (“Fredo in the cut, that’s a scary sight”) and subsequently signed to Keef’s Savage Squad Records. He most recently released the mixtape Fredo Kruger 2 in the fall of last year. In 2013, Santana became known to wider audiences after making an appearance in Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” video.
Last fall, Santana was hospitalized for kidney and liver failure. In an Instagram post uploaded at the time, he announced the news and thanked fans for their support.