— Latin Pop Singer Kevin Fret Shot Dead at 24
— The first openly gay Latin trap artist just got shot and killed
— Kevin Fret, Openly Gay Latin Trap Artist, Shot Dead at 24
The rapper and outspoken advocate for the LGBT community Kevin Fret has been shot dead in Puerto Rico aged 24.
The musician, described as Latin Trap music’s first openly gay artist, was killed in the capital San Juan on Thursday, police said.
Fret was shot eight times while riding a motorbike in the street. An investigation is under way.
His death brings the number of murders in Puerto Rico this year to 22, police added.
Fret’s manager, Eduardo Rodriguez, described the rapper as “an artistic soul” who had a passion for music.
Confirming his death, Mr Rodriguez said: “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.”
Kevin Fret was known not only for his music style but also image- who was breaking gender norms in #PuertoRico and stigma about being gay, gender nonconforming, and expressing gender identity freely – in a country where gay people still get mocked, bullied and killed. pic.twitter.com/SQQxePu9vv
— Samy Nemir Olivares (@Samynemir) January 10, 2019