KEVIN FRET - the openly gay Latin Trap artist - has died after reportedly being shot early this morning.
Kevin Fret, who campaigned for gay rights, is dead after being shot and killed in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Billboard has reported. The 24-year-old is believed to have been on a motorcycle when he was shot at around 5.30am. The Latin trap star is said to have later died at the Medical Center of Rio Piedras. His manager, Eduardo Rodriguez, confirmed the sad news in a statement to the publication, saying: "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.”
He continued: ”We must all unite in these difficult times, and ask for much peace for our beloved Puerto Rico.”
Kevin, who auditioned for the first season of La Banda, first rose to fame in April last year with his single Soy Asi.
He spoke openly about his sexuality and he said his objective was to open the doors to emerging LGBTQ artists.
The star was described as “Latin Trap’s first openly gay pioneer” by Paper Magazine and, since his death, it appears as though his Instagram photos have been deleted.
Boasting more than 117,000 followers, his page only has one story remaining which is a quote in Spanish.