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Drake, Vic Mensa and more have shared tributes following the death of 27 year-old rapper Fredo Santana.
The Chicago rapper, who was the older cousin of Chief Keef, was found dead by his girlfriend in his LA home, according to TMZ.
Throughout the past few months, he’s suffered multiple health scares including kidney and liver failure and a seizure, as he shared on social media.
A number of fellow rappers have reacted to the news with his cousin Chief Keef retweeting multiple fan tributes and writing, “Stop saying Fredo was my friend, That’s my cousin, Big difference.”
Drake shared a photo of the pair and wrote, “Rest in peace Santana,” while Vic Mensa wrote, “Rest In Peace to a real chicago legend.”
He also addressed drug use and PTSD saying, “we need to evaluate the conditions in our communities that raise young black men with more psychological issues than they can ever really unpack. we have to diagnose the system, not the symptoms.”
See the other tributes below.
Rest In Peace to a real chicago legend. it’s tragic that he’s gone before he really got to blossom into the man he could be. kicking it with him about a year ago I could really tell that his mentality had grown and he was far more progressive than the world really knew. Fredo was the spirit of the drill movement, & the chicago streets he embodied. Near the end of his life he made some statements that I think we all can REALLY LISTEN to and learn from. He spoke about his drug use and trying to escape the PTSD he had from growing up in the hood, surrounded by violence. I call it post traumatic streets disorder. we need to evaluate the conditions in our communities that raise young black men with more psychological issues than they can ever really unpack. we have to diagnose the system, not the symptoms. rest up to a real rockstar. 27
Let one off in the air for fredo santana !! For life they cudnt stop that man SSR for life CHICAGO for life Chief Keef chop durk Reese Gino sd the whole Chicago what it do joe we living it up joe Chicago joe for life too fredo – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 20, 2018
— yung lean (@yungleann) January 20, 2018
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) January 20, 2018
Stop saying Fredo was my friend, That’s my cousin, Big difference
— Glory Boy (@ChiefKeef) January 20, 2018