Rapper Fred the Godson dies from coronavirus at age 35
- News about the rapper's death was confirmed by some of his close friends
- Fred died barely weeks after announcing to the world that he had tested positive for coronavirus
- His wife had informed fans that he was getting better and could be discharged from the hospital but the worst happened
American rapper Fred The Godson has gone to be with the maker, Legit.ng has learnt.
The popular rapper died following complications arising from the dreaded coronavirus.
According to TMZ who first broke the news, the rapper died barely weeks after publicly announcing he had contracted COVID-19.
Fred, who is known for his hit songs Toast To That and Doves Fly made his coronavirus status public on April 6, by sharing a photo of himself in a hospital and wearing an oxygen mask to help him breathe.
In his post, the celebrated rapper informed his fans about his condition and asked them for prayers and emotional support.
Just days after his announcement, his wife gave his fans hope by revealing doctors had weened the rapper off his ventilators.
The rapper's wife in an interview with media outlets, however, said he had to fight hard to recover and be released from the hospital.
It is not yet clear if he was discharged from the hospital or died there but his death shook many people including his close friends such as DJ Clark who eulogised him on social media.
''His wordplay was incredible. He was easily one of the most dangerous MCs around. Lately he was battling this horrible virus. Today he lost the fight • Rest In Power To One Of My Favorite MC’s." DJ Clark wrote.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that it's been 10 long years since the passing of Nigerian rapper, Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun popularly known as Dagrin, who was famous for charting the course for indigenous rap in the music industry.
Several colleagues, fans, and supporters of the late Pon Pon crooner flooded their respective social media pages with photos and touching words dedicated to the memory of the much-loved rapper.
Among those who took the celebration of Dagrin’s life a top-notch higher is a top media executive, Olufemi Davies. The media business mogul and some other volunteers tracked down the family members of the late rapper and donated food items, cash to them.
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