Chicago native and fellow trailblazer of the current Chicago music scene Fredo Santana, real name Derrick Coleman, has reportedly passed at the young age of 27, according to numerous sources.
Originally known as AlFredo Santana released his first mixtape, It’s A Scary Site, in September 2012 and debut album, Trappin Ain’t Dead in October 2013. The world-renown older cousin and comrade of Chief Keef, had collaborated with a number of heavy hitters in industry including Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Soulja Boy and Migos.
As recently as October 2017, Fredo had been rushed to hospital with liver and kidney failure, as reported at the time by XXLMag.com . With no official confirmation of his death, it has been confirmed mostly through the accounts of close associates and loved ones on social media.
Record producer and rapper Maxo Kream reported the sad news on Instagram with a picture of Fredo with 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.” Close friend and colleague DJ Hoodrich Keem also supported the reports by sending his condolences to his fallen comrade through his Instagram account.
Fredo previously appeared in Drake’s visual for “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” portraying a villain in the story line
A tribute from Drake, captioned “Rest In Peace Santana,” also surfaced.