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Fred The Godson: Beloved Dad, Husband And Hero

The Hip-Hop world took a loss last week when New York emcee Fred the Godson (born Fredrick Thomas) passed at age 35 from COVID-19. While we mourn his loss, he left behind his true love LeeAnn Jemmott and two beautiful daughters who are heartbroken.

On April 6, he posted a picture where he held up a closed fist as he breathed with the help of supplemental oxygen. He wrote, “I’m in here with this [COVID] 19 sh–! Please keep me in y’all prayers!!!” His longtime partner and the mother of their two children, makeup artist LeeAnn Jemmott, told XXL on April 10 that she was confident he was “going to make it” and that he was being weaned off the ventilator, which has been at the center of many news stories about the pandemic ravaging the U.S. due to the shortage of the potentially life-saving devices.

“He is fighting and he is winning,” Jemmott said. “He has no sign of infection. His heart is strong and working well. His kidneys have been affected, but as of today, he has started dialysis to clean the toxins out of his blood. Fred is going to make it. God is good!”

In an unexpected turn of events Fred didn’t make it and passed shortly after. Left to mourn her longtime love his wife released a series of photos on Instagram as she struggles to continue without him.

Let’s lift her and Fred’s daughter up as they go through this difficult time. We just watched as he danced with his daughter at a school dance, and surprised his kids during quarantine with a special window appearance from Elmo.

We send our condolences Lee. Fred adored his girls and that was evident. May he continue to shine through them.

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Baby I miss you so much. Last night was so hard for me baby.. everyone keeps telling me youโ€™ve visited them since you passed why arenโ€™t you visiting me๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’” I need you back baby I really do. Iโ€™m so hurt I donโ€™t know what, who, how.. Iโ€™m confused. Iโ€™m just lost baby… I know you want me to be strong, you always told me that when Iโ€™d have my moments either about my Grandmother and recently about my Dad…. you was there for me when I couldnโ€™t stop crying. I canโ€™t stop now… but your not here to hold me. Iโ€™m trying baby I really am. I know I have to be strong for the girls but this is 1,000 pounds.. itโ€™s too heavy baby. I love you so much Fred.

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Sadie and hey daddy at her Small & Tall Ball. Her & @fredthegodsonmusic almost won the freeze dance game ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค

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This was right before you got sick baby ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”

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Fred your girls are so strong.. Iโ€™m amazed.. Sadie is just like you.. which is you know… I miss you so much!!! You was the best daddy ever.. just like my father was to me.. itโ€™s so sad you are not here to see them grow up.. but like I said they are super strong. They are actually holding me up/down right now.. it eases my heart a smidge that they are reacting so calmly and they are assuring me they are alright that everything is going to be alright…I was worried about them but wow… Iโ€™m the big baby…. but yes I couldnโ€™t ask for a better father for my girls.. we love you and miss you so much.

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Had Elmo come through a song for my daughters in front of the house! They loved it!!! #godisgreat #familyfirst #elmo #sesamestreet

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