Oh man. Yet another beloved musical mind lost to the coronavirus pandemic. Fred The Godson has died far too young at just 35 years old.
On Thursday the New York City MC passed away after a weeks-long battle with COVID-19.
The rapper, whose real name was Fredrick Thomas, told fans the bad news of his infection with the novel coronavirus back on April 6, posting a photo from the hospital (above, inset) along with the caption:
“I’m in here wit this Corvus 19 s**t! Please keep me in y’all prayers!!!! ?????? #godisgreat”
Sadly just 17 days later he was gone.
Friend DJ Self broke the tragic news on Thursday, writing on Instagram:
“Was loved by many never heard one bad thing about you RIP @fredthegodsonmusic Sleep Well my brother ??”
Self was clearly right about how loved Fred, also sometimes known as Gordo, was. Within just a couple hours the tributes were pouring in from throughout the hip hop world.
Close friend and collaborator Jaquae wrote:
“Sleep in peace my brother….. ??? You’ll never be forgotten. LOVE U MAN. I have so much things to say but I’m lost right now.”
“Peace to you Fred The God Son on your grand ascension. Prayers to your family. Salute.”
Ice T tweeted:
“My friend @FREDTHEGODSON just passed away today from CORONAVIRUS complications.. People that say this s**t aint real should get punched in the face.. This is not a Fn game.”
Fat Joe wrote:
“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 ??????????????????????????????????????????????”
Dave East posted:
“Gordoooooo!!!!! ??♂️ @fredthegodsonmusic One Of the coolest Humblest people I met in this s**t!!! Ya Bars gone live forever king ? Fucc Corona..”
French Montana wrote:
“Rip @fredthegodsonmusic damn this is wack ! Stay home corona is real ?”
35. Such a tragedy. #RIPFred
[Image via D. Salters/WENN/Fred The Godson/Instagram.]