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Openly-Gay Latin Trap Artist Kevin Fret Shot Dead In Puerto Rico

Openly Gay Trap Artist Kevin Fret Shot Dead Puerto Rico
Source: MalongoMiusiTv

Jan. 11 2019, Published 12:54 p.m. ET

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Kevin Fret, an openly-gay Latin musician has been killed.

As has learned, the 24-year-old performer was fatally shot in San Juan, Puerto Rico this Thursday, January 10, 2019.

The “Soy Asi” singer — who was known for his colorful, flamboyant outfits and dazzling makeup — was attacked at around 5:30 a.m. while riding his motorcycle in Santurce, El Nuevo Día reported.

He was soon transported to Medical Center of Río Piedras, where he died.

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“Kevin was an artistic soul, a dreamer with a big heart,” Fret’s manager, Eduardo Rodriguez, told Remezcla after his death. “His passion was music, and he still had a lot left to do.”

Fret was known in the Latin music industry as the first mainstream gay trap artist. His death — which is still being investigated — is being seen my many as a targeted homophobic crime.

“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,” added Rodriguez. “We should all unite in these difficult times, and ask for lots of peace for our beloved Puerto Rico.”

Kevin Fret

R.I.P. Kevin Fret.

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