New York rapper Fred the Godson (born Fredrick Thomas) has died at age 35 from COVID-19.
The news was confirmed by friend DJ Self, who wrote that Fred "was loved ... never heard one bad thing about you RIP @fredthegodsonmusic Sleep Well my brother." Fred's good friend and collaborator Jaquae also honored the MC, writing, "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." Fred the Godson was featured in XXL's 2011 Freshman class.