The final autopsy paints a broader picture of Fredo's waning health.
The Chicago Tribunehas learned that a cardiovascular disease is the root cause of Fredo Santana's death. The Chicago rapper was suspect to a coroner's examination following his January passing following an epileptic seizure. Fredo was found unresponsive by his wife-to-be, who sided with members of his family in keeping his illness under wraps from the public.
The news was relayed back to Chicago via a Los Angeles County coronary ruling following the event. Santana was regularly prescribed Keppra, an antiepileptic drug used to combat chronic seizures. In the months leading up to his death, Fredo is believed to have suffered frequent seizures, for which he did not seek medical attention. It is believed he may have contracted the epileptic condition after spiralling on Xanax eight months before his death. He did postulate a small indicator back in October when told his Instagram followers he was being treated for liver and kidney failure.
Santana was pronounced dead on January 20 at the age of 27. His career spanned the entirety of the Chicago Drill, a movement he helped spearhead with Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Young Chop, Tadoe, Lil Reese and the rest of the Glo Gang. Fredo's passing is caution to everyone denying the issue of basic healthcare.