By: Kwame Manu |Published 8/20/2018|
The cause of death of Chicago drill artist Fredo Santana has been released by the Chicago Tribune. Obtaining the autopsy from the Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office, the coroner labeled cardiovascular disease as the reason behind his death January 19.
It was revealed Santana also suffered from idiopathic epilepsy which contributed to his death. Although he was prescribed Keppra, an anti-epileptic drug, the report claimed he continued to suffer “seizure episodes frequently every month… that tended to appear as a cluster of seizures.”
Santana was hospitalized for kidney and liver problems last October. After he became a voice for the consequences of drug dependency. “Hopefully I can be the face to sho n*ggas to slow down an we got our whole lives ahead of us f*ck being rock stars gettin high I got ptsd,” he tweeted.
Fredo Santana was one of the pioneers of the 2013 Chicago drill movement, which still reverberates in contemporary hip-hop. He is survived by his fiancé and one-year-old son, Legend.