TMZ reports that Santana was found in his Los Angeles home by his girlfriend at 11:30 p.m. local time yesterday evening (January 19). Texas MC Maxo Kream was among the first to post about Santana's passing, writing, "Damn man I'm lost for words right now I'm cryin my ass off Fredo I love yu Bitch RIP a real Savage."
The rapper was hospitalized in October of last year for liver and kidney failure, and as TMZ notes, was known to speak openly about his addiction to lean. No cause of death or statement from the rapper's camp has been officially revealed.
Born Derrick Coleman in 1990, Santana delivered his debut mixtape It's a Scary Site in 2012, which featured verses from Chief Keef, Lil Reese, King L, Gino Marley, Frenchie, Lil Herb, Lil Bibby, and Lil Durk and production from Young Chop, TM88 and more.
He delivered a full-length titled Trappin' Ain't Dead in 2013, which included a verse from Kendrick Lamar on single "Jealous." He was also prominently featured in the video for Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" that same year.
Santana delivered a pair of mixtapes, Plugged In and Fredo Kruger 2, last year. Find reaction to the rapper's passing from the hip-hop community below.
We loosing a lot of soldiers to the SAME ENEMY.— preHISTORIC (@AziziGibson) January 20, 2018
R.I.P Fredo Santana
RIP Fredo Santana fuckkkk man, @ChiefKeef is going to need a lot of love and support, Fredo was his number 1— Andy Milonakis (@AndyMilonakis) January 20, 2018
Fuck man... Rest In Peace Fredo Santana— ZELTRON 6 BILLION (@denzelcurry) January 20, 2018
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
RIP FREDO 🙁— Lil pump (@lilpump) January 20, 2018
RIP Fredo Santana. Prayers up for his Family and Friends.— Rockie Fresh (@rockiefresh) January 20, 2018
This one fucked my head up i can't even lie 😢 rest up young king @FREDOSANTANA300— DURKIOOO🦅 (@lildurk) January 20, 2018