Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has reportedly died, aged 27

Artists including Drake, Lil B and Lil Durk have all paid tribute to Santana

The Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has reportedly died at the age of 27.

While there has been no official confirmation of his passing, Santana’s death was reported by his friend and producer Maxo Kream who paid tribute to the rapper on Instagram: “Damn man I’m lost for words right now I’m cryin my ass off Fredo I love yu Bitch RIP a real Savage.”

Santana had been hospitalised back in October with liver and kidney failure, telling fans in an Instagram post that he wouldn’t wish his condition “on my worse [sic] enemy”.

“I’m getting back to normal sorry to all my fans,” Santana wrote. “[Chief Keef collaboration] ‘turbo bandana’ will not be dropping tomorrow due to my health issues. Thanks for everyone who prayed for a n**** I wouldn’t wish this on my worse [sic] enemy.”

Artists and fans of Santana have been paying tribute to the rapper on social media, with Drake posting a picture of the two of them together along with the message “Rest in peace Santana” – see a selection of the tributes below.

😢😢😢 Rest In Peace Santana

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FOREVER HONORABLE WE GONNA MISS YOU FREDO

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Santana, who was the older cousin of Chicago rapper Chief Keef, released his debut studio album ‘Trappin Ain’t Dead’ back in October 2013.

He was also well-known for his cameo appearance in the video for Drake’s track ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’.