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Hip hop artist and Internet personality Frederick Eugene Buhl died Saturday in Renton, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot after announcing his suicide attempt on Twitter. Known to most as Freddy E, who was signed to rapper Tyga’s label and was said to be dating label mate Honey Cocaine, Freddy E virtually spelled out this death via social media.
On a Facebook post, Freddy E’s father, Frederick Douglass Buhl, said his son was 22 years old. “Not only our family, but the world has lost a talented, sensitive, brilliant young man who lit up our existence with his,” Buhl’s father said in his post. Nick Fletcher, of the medical examiner’s office, said an autopsy will be performed Monday.
Members of Buhl’s family gathered Sunday at their church, First AME in Seattle.