Kevin Fret was a pioneering musician. He was the first openly gay Latin rap star and had a growing fan base. Sadly, has life was just cut short.
"The singer was shot while riding on a motorcycle in Santurce, a district of San Juan early Thursday, police said, according to The New York Times. Police are searching for another man who fled the scene," reported Fox News.
Fret's death comes in the midst of a massive wave of violence that is sweeping the nation. He is the 22nd person to die by gun violence this year on the island.
“Kevin was an artistic soul, a big-hearted dreamer. His passion was music, and still had a lot to do," his manager Eduardo Rodriguez said in a statement. "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.”
Fret had a large following on social media. He quickly rose to fame in 2018 after one of his songs went viral online. He was very open about his lifestyle and advocated for equality for all.
"After the infamous song from Anuel AA, homophonic attacks grew and Kevin Fret became a constant target of harassment and bullying. Kevin recorded several videos responding to this and calling singers to stop mocking him or being gay in their lyrics," wrote Samy Olivares on Twitter.
Please join us in praying for Kevin's friends and family. We also pray for an end to gun violence around the globe.
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