Fred the Godson Reportedly Dead at 35 From COVID-19 Complications

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The Bronx MC revealed his diagnosis just weeks ago.

Bronx rapper Fred the Godson has passed away due to complications from COVID-19 (Coronavirus), according to friends of the rapper. He was only 35 years old.

On April 7, Fred revealed his diagnosis on Twitter. “I’m in here with this COVID-19 shit,” he tweeted, alongside a picture of him wearing a ventilator. “Please keep me in y’all prayers! #GodIsGreat.”

On Wednesday, April 22nd, The Source reported that Fred’s kidneys were not functioning, but his fever had improved significantly. Since he suffered from asthma and nephritis, he was more vulnerable to the virus’ respiratory damage.

Two weeks ago, Fred’s wife LeeAnn Jemmott, spoke with XXL to update readers on his condition. At the time, Jemmott said doctors had “weaned him down” from full ventilator assistance to 40 percent. Fred is survived by LeeAnn and their two daughters.

After news came out that he passed, Friends and family took to Instagram to express their condolences. New Jersey MC Lady Luck posted the news, adding “2020 has been so cruel to us all…rest easy my brother. My heart goes out to your family. #prayforgordo.”


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I am so heartbroken and at a loss for words. 2020 has been so cruel to us all. @fredthegodsonmusic rest easy my brother. My heart goes out to your family. @officialheatmakerz I am so sorry πŸ˜” #prayforgordo

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Former collaborator Jaquae added “sleep in peace my brother…You’ll never be forgotten.”


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Sleep in peace my brother….. πŸ’™πŸ™πŸΎ You’ll never be forgotten. LOVE U MAN. I have so much things to say but I’m lost right now.

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After the news came out, rappers and producers from Alchemist to Ice T to Lloyd Banks went on Twitter to pay their respect.



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Peace to you Fred The God Son on your grand ascension. Prayers to your family. Salute.

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My little brother ooooh how sad am i, i prayed and prayed and prayed for you all night long. So many dreams so many conversations so many great times we had. I am in shock to say the least i love you soooooooo much little brother it’s been years since i felt this pain. I always wanted the best for you, i played you all my important songs to get your feed back i respect you so much as an artist. Why the GOOD die young i was soooooooo proud of you little brother. Maybe now the world will pay attention to your greatness you was always my favorite. God have mercy on his soul for he was a good man , a family man as loyal as they come. I pray that you with PUN and the fellas tell them we gavem hell out here in the world. God bless your wife your family your kids and my brother Arsonist i know Fred loves you and to the whole Hip Hop community we lost an incredible talent one of the last Mohegans πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½

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πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ Throwing a few up for β€œThe GodSon”. Smh #FuckCorona

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Fred the Godson appeared in the XXL Freshman Class of 2011 alongside notable names like Kendrick Lamar and Meek Mill. Over the years, he dropped a City of GodΒ Gangsta Grillz mixtape with DJ Drama. HisΒ Gorilla GlueΒ project featured names like Dave East and Jim Jones.

In addition to Fred, Houston rappers Scarface and Slim Thug recently revealed they’d tested positive for COVID-19. While recovering, Slim Thug has agreed to donated hand sanitizer to bus drivers and police departments.

Stay tuned for further updates.


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