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Freddy E Dead: Seattle Rapper Live-Tweets Before Apparent Suicide

01/08/2013 10:24 am ET | Updated Jan 09, 2013

Seattle rapper Freddy E died on Jan. 5 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The 22-year-old, whose real name is Freddy E. Buhl, was an aspiring rapper with a popular YouTube program called "Jerk TV." He also had a large following on Twitter.

King County Medical Examiner's Office investigator Nick Fletcher told the Associated Press that suicide is the presumed cause of death but that an autopsy would be performed.

The Seattle rapper is believed to have tweeted in the moments leading up to his apparent suicide.

In the hours before his death, Buhl claimed that he had been awake for 69 hours. He documented his night of partying and made allegations that he had been drugged.

But by the afternoon of Jan. 5, the rapper began a series of tweets that would culminate with his death.

"Annnd, my day is ruined," he tweeted.

The rapper proceeded to tweet that he loved his parents, before writing what would be his last message: "God... please forgive me...I'm sorry."

As MTV notes, some have speculated that Buhl's breakup with Toronto rapper Honey Cocaine may have led to his foul mood that day.

However, Honey Cocaine took to Twitter to try to clear up rumors, writing:

"To say I caused what happened is ignorance.. You know nothing about our friendship or the story, hate me if you feel.. We loved eachother.. We were homies. We had a bond and a connection. For people to attack me acting like I made him do it is a shame," she wrote on Sunday. "I said some foolish things cause I thought he was joking, he does sh*t like that to me all the time. This is crazy.."

The news of Freddy E's death comes just two weeks after another young rapper, Capital STEEZ, was said to have committed suicide moments after leaving his last message on Twitter, according to NME.

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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