Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has reportedly died, aged 27

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Chicago based rapper Fredo Santana has tragically died at the age of only 27.

A number of rappers including Drake have gone on social media the last few hours to pay their respects.

The rapper was found by his better half on Friday night in his Los Angeles home, his family told TMZ.

Santana had been hospitalized recently for liver and kidney problems he'd been battling for months. "Thanks for everyone who prayed for a nigga I wouldn't wish this on my worse enemy". The rapper has also talked openly about having an addiction to lean, which may have contributed to his health issues.

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Lean, also known as sizzurp or purple drank, can cause seizures. Following the incident, he contemplated going to rehab. Last year September, he publicly ridiculed fellow rapper Russ speaking out against the rampant drug use in hip hop.

Fredo made his way into the mainstream spotlight along with his cousin Chief Keef in the early 2010s as part of the Chi's Drill wave.

After releasing his debut 2012 mixtape It's A Scary Sight, Santana released his anticipated debut album, Trappin Ain't Dead, in 2013, which included a high-profile feature from Kendrick Lamar on the single "Jealous". In April 2017, he announced on Instagram that him and his girlfriend were expecting a boy.

What makes this even sadder is the fact that Santana left behind an infant son, by the name of Legend.

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