Freddy E, Rapper and YouTube Star, Live-Tweets His Suicide

    January 8, 2013
    Josh Wolford
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There’s not a whole lot you can say about this, except that it’s incredibly sad.

Seattle-based rapper and YouTube star (JERKTV) Frederick Eugene Buhl, better known as Freddy E, has taken his own life. Not only that, but he broadcast the moments leading up to the suicide on Twitter.

What follows is the series of tweets sent out to his 122,000+ followers. It seems to all begin with an unknown event, to which Freddy E said “my day is ruined.” He ended with a series of tweets that read “I love you mom; I love you dad; I love you Katherine; God, please forgive me; I’m sorry.” As a word of warning, what follows is raw and pretty disturbing:

His suicide has been confirmed by his father, who said that Freddy E ended his life with a rifle shot to the head. Here’s what he had to say in a Facebook post:

Today, our son, Frederick Eugene Buhl (@freddy_E), age 22 years old, took his own life with a rifle shot to the head. Our family is saddened beyond words; our loss is great; this tragedy is enormous and unforseen. Not only our family, but the world has lost a talented, sensitive, brilliant young man who lit up our existence with his. We love him a great deal, and he will be sorely missed. We pray that God will now watch over him, and we ask all of you to include Frederick and our entire family in your thoughts and prayers. Tomorrow, Sunday, January 5th, 2013, we will be attending Fred’s Church, First AME, at 12:00 PM in Seattle, WA. You are invited to join us or send your prayers. Fred would appreciate that a great deal.

Just heartbreaking. But we can’t say that we’re surprised that Twitter serves as the last broadcast for a suicide.

  • Courtney

    May his soul rest in peace , I wished he would’ve talk to someone before doing such a senseless thing like that, whatever was eating at him it wasn’t worth his life.I must take my anger out on his parents they had to know something was wrong or whatever family problems was going on did they ever take the time to ask him how he felt about the situation? …..sorry I usually don’t judge people but this could have been avoid well sad to say it’s too late and now they had to live with it .I never heard of him but from what I’ve seen he was very entertaining . I strongly believe in God and I hope he will be the one who chosen among the dead that will be given a second chance to life but thats up to the Almighty God .

    • J


      The bible says we will all be raised, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt (Danial 12:1-3). I pray this boy will not be raised to shame. I do think it is extremely mistaken and insensitive to immediatly blame his family for this tradgedy. For one thing, there is never only 1 factor in suicide, and in nearly all cases, the one who takes his or her own life is in such deress that his or her mind itself is altered. It’s hardly ok to say that, because someone was out of sorts so much they took their own life, it had to be their parents fault.