Singer, rapper, and self-proclaimed first openly gay trap artist, Kevin Fret, was shot and killed in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico at the age of one 24 on the morning of January 10, according to People.
The singer was riding his motorcycle in the early morning when the attack happen. He later died after succumbing to his wounds in the Medical Center of Río Piedras.
Currently, the reason behind the attack is unknown as his death is still under investigation.
Fret's tragic death has affected many people in Puerto Rico, such as his manager, Eduardo Rodriguez who referred to Fret as "artistic soul, a dreamer with a big heart” and said that "his passion was music, and he still had a lot left to do." He also called for a unification in these difficult times and asked for love and peace in Puerro Rico.
One fan said this in response to Fret's death:
It's always sad when people die, and it's especially sad when someone so young and with so much talent passes away. Regardless of whether or not Fret was targeted because he was gay or he died from a random attack, Kevin Fret should be remembered for being such an integral part of the LGBTQ community for not being ashamed to be who he was.