Rapper Fredo Santana Dead At 27

The Chicago-born rapper has sadly passed away.

Fredo Santana (real name Derrick Coleman) died on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, after suffering a fatal seizure, his family confirmed to TMZ. He was 27 years old. According to the publication, he was found dead on the floor of his Los Angeles home around 11:30 p.m. by his girlfriend.

The "Pass Me My Double Cup" rapper spoke openly about his addiction to lean, which can cause seizures. According to the NY Daily News, lean, or "purple drank," is a dangerous drug cocktail, which is a "combination of prescription cough medicine, soft drinks and hard, fruit-flavored candy."

Santana was recently hospitalized to treat liver and kidney problems — health complications he suffered from for several months as a result of his drug addiction.

"Been in here since Friday doctor say a n***a had kidney failure an liver failure I'm getting back to normal," he wrote on Instagram in October 2017, sharing a video of himself in the hospital. "Sorry to all my fans turbo bandana will not be dropping tomorrow due to my health issues thanks for everyone who prayed for a n***a I wouldn't wish this on my worse enemy."

A number of fans and fellow artists took to social media on Saturday, Jan. 20, to honor Santana, including Drake. "Rest in Peace Santana," he captioned an Instagram photo of the two.

His cousin and fellow rapper, Chief Keef, retweeted multiple pictures of the pair together, while taking a moment to clarify their relationship. "Stop saying Fredo was my friend," he tweeted. "That's my cousin, Big difference." Keef also took to Instagram to remember his cousin. "'Now playing,'" he captioned a screenshot of "Tell Nobody," a song they worked on together in 2017. "Love you Dude for ever It was good to be able to hug you...."

Santana released his first mixtape, It's a Scary Site, in 2012. His first and only full-length album, Trappin Ain't Dead, was released the following year and featured Kendrick Lamar on the song "Jealous." In 2017, Santana released two more mixtapes, Plugged In and Fredo Kruger 2.

He is survived by his 8-month old son.

Our thoughts are with Santana's loved ones during this difficult time.