The music world has lost another member of its family with Rap artist Fred the Godson who died April 23, 2020 in New York City at the age of 35 as a result of the Covid-19 virus.
Fred had posted on social media April 6 that he was in the hospital dealing with the Covid-19 virus. A few days later his wife revealed that Fred was on a ventilator but had a strong heart with no sign of infection; adding that his kidneys had been affected but he was receiving dialysis to clean out the toxins.
Fred was considered high risk due to his dealing with asthma.
Born Frederick Thomas, Fred the Godson was from the Bronx, New York. He broke onto the rap music scene in 2010 with his mixtape “Armageddon” and became a part of the XXL the following year.
Over the course of his short career, Fred has worked with Busta Rhymes, Waka Flocka Flame, Kendrick Lamar, YG, Meek Mill, Lil B, Mac Miller, Pusha T, Diddy, Jeremih, Lil’ Kim, Jay Pharoah, and French Montana.
His final album was “Payback” which was released just one month prior to his death.
Fred’s survivors include his wife LeeAnn Jemmott and two children.
Other artists who have died as a result of the Covid-19 virus and its complications include John Prine, Adam Schlesinger, Joe Diffie, Matthew Seligman, Lee Konitz, Ellis Marssalis, John “Bucky” Pizzarelli, Wallace Roney, Alan Merrill, Manu Dibango, and DJ Black N Mild.
feature phot cedit: Fred the Godson’s Facebook page