RIP: Fred The Godson Has Passed Away From COVID-19

Fred The Godson attends Joell Ortiz "House Slippers" Album Release Party at S.O.B.'s on September 16
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Our hearts and thoughts go out to the friends and families of Fred The Godson. 

We got confirmation that Fred the Godson, 35,  has unfortunately passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

On April 6, the South Bronx rapper announced via Instagram that he was in the hospital after being diagnosed with the coronavirus. In the caption, he wrote, “I’m in here with this Corvus 19 sh*t! Please keep me in ya’ll prayers *prayer emoji* #godisgreat.’”

Fred also suffered from asthma and had issues with his kidneys. It was reported yesterday (April 22) that his kidneys had been failing. His wife, LeeAnn Jemmott asked fans for prayers for her husband’s full recovery earlier in the week but has not spoken out on the passing as of right now.

Throughout Fred’s career, he gained a lot of street credibility and was known for his wordplay and dope bars. He made his breakthrough in 2010 with his Armageddon mixtape. He was on the 2011 XXL Freshman standing next to Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Mac Miller, YG, and more. Despite his incredible skills, he refused to sign to a label. He frequently dropped freestyles and appeared on Funk Flex a few times.



Since news broke that Fred was battling COVID-19, he was showered with an outpour of love from the hip hop community. Brooklyn rapper Fabolous ignited the #ColdSummerChallenge and close friend Axel Leon dropped bars in honor of his friend prior to the passing. 


Close friends of Fred The Godson wrote condolences online.  In a long post, Axel wrote:

“Disbelief is an understatement. And to think that niggas thought I was clout chasing . You r my real friend . I can’t even start to say how to changed me life cause it’s to much to explain . We were doin a mixtape , u called me everyday for the last 2 weeks before u hit the hospital . Funny thing I didn’t speak to u for like 3 months prior . We was picking a 3rd member to group up w for this tape . WTF b !! Fuck music , u r my friend , my real friend . I’m broken . I can’t imagine how ur wife and kids feel at this moment , they lost Superman . I lost my homie . I love u big dawg . I love u so much . U were my real friend . Jesus y ? I will carry on your legacy I promise . This is my greatest lost next to my momma dukes . Watch over me big bro . You said I was your favorite . I can’t believe this shit bro . Wat a lost . I got so much more to say . I do . But for now . I’m at a great lost for words . R I P to my twin , a legend , a goat , a father , a friend , a comedian , a unique soul u r , or were . I’m lost . I’m sorry . I miss u bro . U were supposed to wake up and make a joke about me going viral using you as the point of my story . I love big dawg . You were my real friend.”

Jaquae shared Fred’s picture from the hospital on IG and 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.”

French Montana said,

“Rip @fredthegodsonmusic damn this is wack ! Stay home corona is real.”

Fat Joe wrote a heartfelt message and said,

“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 Mohegan.”