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JUST IN: Popular US Rapper Dies Of Coronavirus

New York rapper Fred The Godson has died after contracting the coronavirus earlier this month.
The rapper, who was named as one of the XXL Freshman class in 2011 alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Mac Miller, revealed on April 6 that he was in hospital and had been placed on a ventilator after contracting the coronavirus.
According to Complex, he started to make positive progress in hospital, but lost his battle against the virus yesterday (April 23).

A prominent figure on the New York rap scene, Fred made his breakthrough in 2010 thanks to his ‘Armageddon’ mixtape, which featured guest spots from Cam’ron, Busta Rhymes, Waka Flocka Flame, Styles P, and others.

He would go on to collaborate with Diddy, Meek Mill, and Pusha-T among others, and earlier this year he dropped ‘Training Day’, a collaborative project with Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah.

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