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24-year-old first openly gay rapper Kevin Fret shot dead in Puerto Rico

- First openly gay rapper Kevin Fret dies at the age of 24 in Puerto Rico

- The rapper had been shot dead while he was riding a motorbike

- It was gathered that he was shot eight times, in the head and hip

Popular gay rapper Kebin Fret who was known as an advocate for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community has been shot dead in Puerto Rico. The young man has been shot while riding a motorbike.

According to BBC, Fret who was described as Latin Trap music's first openly gay artist had been shot eight times on Thursday, January 10.

BBC disclosed that Fret was riding a motorbike on a street in San Juan when he was hit in the head and hip. According to the police, his death brings the number of murders in Puerto Rico to 22 this year.

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It was gathered that the deceased rapper had made his debut into the music industry in April, 2018, with his hit single Soy Asi.

Twitter user Samy Nemir Olivares who is also an LGBT advocate described Fret as someone who had broken gender norms.

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He wrote: "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."

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