Fred The Godson has died after testing positive for the coronavirus, a source close to XXL has confirmed. He was 35 years old.
Popular New York City DJ DJ Self also announced the news on Instagram on Thursday (April 23). "Was loved by many never heard one bad thing about you RIP @fredthegodsonmusic Sleep Well my brother," Self wrote.
The Bronx rapper shared his positive coronavirus status via social media on April 6. "I’m in here with this Covid-19 shit! Please keep me in y’all prayers!!! #GodIsGreat," Fred wrote in a tweet, which included a photo of him wearing a ventilator.
On April 9, Fred The Godson's wife, LeeAnn Jemmott confirmed to XXL that her husband's condition was progressing. "Fred is currently in the ICU," LeeAnn explained. "He is Cov-19 positive on a ventilator. However, he is progressing! He went in having difficulty breathing on Monday evening (April 6). Tuesday morning (April 7), I received a call he was not going to make it because his lungs were not working. He was then put on a ventilator, and as of today (24 hours later), the doctors already weaned him down from 100 percent support to 40 percent support of ventilation. He is fighting and he is winning. He has no sign of infection. His heart is strong and working well. His kidneys have been affected, but as of today, he has started dialysis to clean the toxins out of his blood. Fred is going to make it. God is good!"
Fred was a member of the 2011 XXL Freshman class, along with Mac Miller, who passed away in September 2018.
The hip-hop community has already begun to pay tribute to the late rapper via social media. See the reactions to Fred The Godson's passing below.
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