Fredo Santana’s Cause of Death Includes Cardiovascular Disease and Epilepsy
It's been nearly eight months since the death of Fredo Santana, who passed away at the age of 27, in January, after suffering a fatal seizure in his Los Angeles home. Now, the rapper's official cause of death has finally been revealed.
According to an autopsy performed by the Los Angeles County coroner, cardiovascular disease has been ruled as the main factor leading to Fredo's death, reveals a report published by the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday (Aug. 8). Idiopathic epilepsy is also listed as a contributing factor. The "Demons" rapper was diagnosed with the genetic disorder a short time after he quit using the drug, Xanax, eight months before his passing, the report states.
To treat his epilepsy, Fredo had been prescribed Keppra but he was still having issues with “seizure episodes frequently every month … that tended to appear as a cluster of seizures,” the report notes. “(He) did not seek medical intervention after each seizure episode.”
Fredo had admittedly been going through some health issues leading up to his death. Last October, he was hospitalized after suffering from kidney and liver failure. The incident had him openly considering 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 opened up to fans 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."
Sadly, three months later, he was discovered unresponsive in his L.A. home by his girlfriend and later pronounced dead. He is survived by his son, Legend.
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