|Born||June 11, 1994|
|Died||January 10, 2019 (aged 24)|
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Before 2018, Fret participated in singing competitions including La Banda and Solo Tu Voz. He used social media to advocate against bullying. Fret used his voice as a member of the LGBT community to encourage other new artists beginning their careers. He released his breakthrough single, "Soy Asi" ("I'm Like This") on April 7, 2018 and was featured on Mike Duran's song "Diferente" ("Different"), released on July 18, 2018.
Writer Samy Nemir Olivares described Fret as being known for "breaking gender norms [...] and stigma about being gay, gender nonconforming, and expressing gender identity freely – in a country where gay people still get mocked, bullied and killed".
Fret came out as gay at the age of 18 years old. Paper magazine described a "strict religious upbringing" as the reason he courted controversy in the LGBT community by saying that homosexuality was "a choice" for him. His parents were not supportive at first but were later accepting. He has a younger sister. Fret was public about undergoing liposuction surgery and buttock augmentation. While living in Miami in 2018, Fret was charged with battery after a fight with another man, who he said had attacked him because of his sexuality.
On January 10, 2019, while Fret was riding his motorcycle in Santurce, San Juan at about 5:30 am, an unidentified gunman shot at him eight times, hitting him in the head and hip. The incident was initially regarded by authorities as an automobile accident due to the darkness of the hour. Fret was taken to the Río Piedras Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. According to police, Fret's murder was the 22nd homicide of 2019 in Puerto Rico.
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