The tragic death of Seattle rapper Freddie E was confirmed on his father's personal account on Saturday, Jan 5. The @Freddie_E account was busy in the lead up to his death, with many tragic posts filling his timeline.
"Today, our son, Frederick Eugene Buhl (@freddy_E), age 22 years old, took his own life with a rifle shot to the head. Our family is saddened beyond words; our loss is great; this tragedy is enormous and unforseen. Not only our family, but the world has lost a talented, sensitive, brilliant young man who lit up our existence with his," reads the Facebook post. Freddie had tweeted some alarming things onto his Twitter page, which started with, "Annnd, my day is ruined," and went onto say such things as, "If there's a God then He's calling me back home. This barrel never felt so good next to my dome. It's cold & I'd rather die than live alone." Finally, and harrowingly, he tweeted, "I'm sorry".
"We love him a great deal, and he will be sorely missed, continued the Facebook post. "We pray that God will now watch over him, and we ask all of you to include Frederick and our entire family in your thoughts and prayers. Tomorrow, Sunday, January 5th, 2013, we will be attending Fred's Church, First AME, at 12:00 PM in Seattle, WA. You are invited to join us or send your prayers. Fred would appreciate that a great deal."
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