We have finally learned what caused Fredo Santana’s untimely death at the age of 27.
The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled that cardiovascular disease was the main culprit and that idiopathic epilepsy was also partially responsible, according to a recent Chicago Tribune report. The Chicago rapper found out he had epilepsy shortly after he stopped taking Xanax pills, about eight months before he passed away.
Fredo had been given a prescription for Keppra to treat his seizures, but was still experiencing “episodes frequently every month…that tended to appear as a cluster of seizures,” the report stated. “(He) did not seek medical intervention after each seizure episode.”
Fredo had a few health scares before his death. Last October, he was placed in the hospital due to kidney and liver failure. He was thinking about going to rehab.
“Hopefully I can be the face to sho niggas to slow down an we got our whole life ahead of us fuck being rock stars gettin high I got ptsd,” he wrote on Twitter. “I was running from my old life tryna get high didn’t want to face them demons…I’m getting help I might just go to rehab.” Three months later, Fredo was pronounced dead after his girlfriend found him unresponsive in his Los Angeles home.