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Rapper Freddy E tweets final moments before shooting himself

Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:33 AM ET

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A tragedy struck the hip-hop world when young Seattle rapper Freddy E took his own life. The King County medical examiner's office confirms to E! News that on Jan. 5, the 22-year-old rapper, born Frederick E. Buhl, died of a self-inflicted rifle wound to the head.

What was even more startling was the fact that Freddy E chose to live-tweet the moments leading up to his death.

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On Saturday, the star -- known for his JerkTV videos on YouTube -- was tweeting about how bad his day was going after dealing with "heart break," and at one point said, "If there's a God then He's calling me back home. This barrel never felt so good next to my dome. It's cold & I'd rather die than live alone."

He continued with various posts that read, "It's... all... bad... y'all. *puts finger around trigger*...I love you Mom...I love you Dad...I love you Katherine ... God... please forgive me... I'm sorry."

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Freddy E was recently romantically linked to fellow rapper Honey Cocaine, who addressed the matter on Twitter

"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. Say it's my fault, threaten me, whatever. I knew him well enough to know he had other things happening. I was there for him all the time."

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She continued, "If he was here, he'd wish for people to just respect him and who he was and what he did for all of us. He was a f------ King. I said some foolish things cause I thought he was joking, he does s--- like that to me all the time. This is crazy..." 

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After posting a screenshot of her text conversation with Freddy E earlier that morning, Honey Cocaine wrote, "People think they have an idea but it's not your business. RIP my angel, my condolences. @Freddy_E. Taking a hiatus to give my angel my prayers. Love you all. From the first time we met, we said we'd do whatever for eachother. Bonnie and f------ Clyde. If you love him, respect us and our situation! I love you too @Freddy_E.. The end of the video is beautiful.

-- reporting by Holly Passalaqua 

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