Rapper and Singer Kevin Fret, 24, Shot and Killed in Puerto Rico

By Inside Edition Staff
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Puerto Rican rapper and singer Kevin Fret has died at the age of 24. 

The rising star, who was dubbed the first openly gay Puerto Rican trap artist, was riding a motorbike in San Jan early Thursday when he was shot multiple times, authorities said.

He was transported to Rio Piedra Medical Center where he died, El Nuevo Dia reported.

Fret’s manager, Eduardo Rodriguez, confirmed the death and remembered the “Soy Asi” singer as a “big-hearted dreamer” and an “artistic soul.”

“His passion was music, and he still had a lot left to do. This violence should stop. There are no words to describe our emotions and the pain that it causes us to know that a person with so many dreams has to go,” Rodriguez said.

Fret hoped to open doors for other artists in the LGBT community, according to a previous interview with Rapetón.

“Young gay guys or young lesbians that are looking at me now like a role model, like wow, if he did it, and he don’t care what anybody else has to say, I can do it," he told Paper Magazine in April.

According to reports, a final story post on the star’s Instagram read: “Pray, relax. Wait on my time and I will do the rest," referring to God.

Authorities are investigating the murder.

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