American Rapper Fredo Santana Dies at 27

American Rapper Fredo Santana Dies at 27

Fredo Santana died on Friday night after suffering a seizure, according to reports.

Santana had been hospitalised back in October with liver failure, telling fans in an Instagram post that he wouldn't wish his condition "on my worse [sic] enemy". Fredo rapped and talked about his drug usage regularly.

"Been in here since Friday doctor say a n***a had kidney failure an liver failure", he wrote on Instagram. Known for his popular mixtapes and work with Migos and Drake, the 27-year-old suffered a fatal seizure.

He later admitted that the kidney failure was caused by using anti-anxiety medication Xanax and lean, a mixture of cough syrup, lemonade and candy which is prevalent in the hip-hop industry.

Santana, who is also the cousin of Chief Keef, broke into the Chicago Drill era with Fredo Kruger, It's a Scary Site and his Walking Dead projects. He founded Savage Squad, and in 2013, he released his debut album Trappin' Ain't Dead under the label.

Several of Santana's fellow rappers and friends - including Canadian rapper Drake, Chicago artist Lil Durk, record producer Maxo Kream and California rapper Lil B - took to social media early Saturday to announce the news and mourn his death.

The rapper has suffered from seizures in the past, sharing an Instagram post in March previous year after having a "light seizure". His large fan base have also been sharing their responses on Twitter with most folks in a state of disbelief over his death.