Rapper Freddy E tweets moments before apparent suicide

The hip hop community is in mourning, following the death of rapper Freddy E this weekend. The 22-year-old rising star was found dead inside his Seattle-area apartment. Kings County medical examiners have said the rapper died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Born Frederick Eugene Buhl, Freddy E had been signed as a recording artist to rapper Tyga's music label. The young performer also had a popular YouTube channel called Jerk TV. Fans have speculated that the suicide was over Freddy E's recent break-up with fellow rapper, Honey Cocaine, although this has yet to be confirmed.

The  suicide was perhaps all the more shocking given that Freddy E apparently live tweeted in the moments just before death. His final post read, "I'm sorry."

The news of Freddy E comes just two weeks after another young rapper, Capital STEEZ, is said to also have committed suicide just after sending farewell messages on Twitter.

Watch our report on Freddy E at the top of this story.

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