Rapper Freddy E was found dead Saturday in Renton, a city 11 miles southeast of downtown Seattle, in an apparent suicide, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s office.
The 22-year-old, whose real name was Frederick Eugene Buhl, died of a self-inflicted gunshot.
Buhl was the host of JERKTV on YouTube. Some of his videos included “What guys think about during sex” and “Freddy E does the cinnamon challenge.” He also posted spoken word videos.
Buhl’s father, Frederick Douglass Buhl, said in a Facebook post, “Not only our family, but the world has lost a talented, sensitive, brilliant young man who lit up our existence with his.”
Buhl’s Twitter posts Saturday paint a chilling picture of the young rapper’s last hours. He posted several updates saying how his day was ruined and that the day couldn’t get any worse. He also posted that it had been a long time since he had gone through heartbreak.
Most disturbing of all were his last seven tweets in which he talked about holding a gun to his head, told his family he loved them, asked God for forgiveness and, finally, said, “I’m sorry.”
While the reason for Buhl’s death has yet to be confirmed, it appears that he committed suicide because of his ex-girlfriend, who went by the name “Honey Cocaine.” She tweeted, “#Thirstballs #Thirstballs #Thirstballs.” Seconds later, Buhl wrote, “Ain’t nobody thirsty,” although it wasn’t a direct reply to Honey Cocaine’s tweet.
Marquez Taylor, a friend of Buhl’s, wrote on his blog that the young rapper said on Facebook that he was in love with Honey Cocaine and would take a bullet for her.
“I am praying you didn’t do this over a b****,” he wrote.
Nick Fletcher of the medical examiner’s office said an autopsy would be performed Monday.
Sadly, Buhl is the second young rapper to take his own life in recent weeks. As we previously reported, Pro Era’s Capital Steez committed suicide at the age of 19 last month.
We here at The Inquisitr extend our condolences to Frederick Buhl’s family and friends.