Kevin Fret, Latin trap music’s first openly gay artist, has been shot dead in Puerto Rico at the age of 24. The rapper and LGBT activist was killed in the capital San Juan on Thursday, according to police, after being shot eight times while riding his motorbike at around 5:30 a.m. According to police, the murder is the 22nd homicide in Puerto Rico in 2019. Fret’s manager, Eduardo Rodriguez, confirmed the artist’s death and said: “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.” Fret’s debut music video, “Soy Asi (I’m Like This),” has more than half a million views on YouTube.
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