Kevin Fret, first openly gay Latin trap artist, shot dead at 24 | News - Music Crowns

Kevin Fret, first openly gay Latin trap artist, shot dead at 24

Puerto Rican rapper Kevin Fret, billed as Latin trap’s first openly gay artist, has been shot dead.

The 24-year-old, who was an outspoken LGBT+ advocate, was shot eight times as he was riding a motorcycle through San Juan on Thursday morning, according to Police.

Fret was pronounced dead at Rio Piedras Medical Centre.

Fret’s is the latest in a string of murders in Puerto Rico, marking the 24th on the Caribbean island in 2019 alone, according to newspaper El Vocero.

A statement issued by Fret’s manager reads: “Kevin was an artistic soul, a big-hearted dreamer. His passion was music, and still had a lot to do. This violence must stop. There are no words that describe the feeling we have and the pain that causes us to know that a person with so many dreams has to go.

“We must all unite in these difficult times, and ask for much peace for our beloved Puerto Rico.”

Madeleine Dunne

While studying multimedia journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, Madeleine began writing for several publications including Transistor, Vegan Connections, and GigSlutz. In 2018, she became the music editor for Vegan Connections before joining the Music Crowns team as a staff writer and digital assistant. @kohlgrrl

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