Rapper Fred the Godson, a Bronx native, has died of coronavirus, several rappers announced on social media on Thursday.
Fred the Godson had posted on social media on April 6 saying he was in the hospital with coronavirus.
"I'm in here with this (COVID-19) (expletive)!" he wrote. "Please keep me in y'all prayers!!! #GodIsGreat"
Fred the Godson, whose was born Fredrick Thomas, was 35 years old.
He was known for being named to XXL Magazine's 2011 "Freshman Class" list of up-and-coming rappers to watch, alongside rappers that included Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill and Mac Miller, among others.
Tributes were posted to social media Thursday by numerous other rappers after his death was announced.
Hip hop personality DJ Self said Fred the Godson "Was loved by many never heard one bad thing about you RIP @fredthegodsonmusic Sleep well my brother"
Fat Joe, who is also a Bronx native, called Fred the Godson his "little brother" and said he prayed for him all night long.
Nas, another city native, wrote, "Peace to you Fred the God Son on your grand ascencion."
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said Fred the Godson was close to him.
"You represented our great borough to the fullest, a true Bronx ambassador whose metaphors & word-play were unmatched," Diaz said.