Fans want to know what happened to Flipset Fred after his death was confirmed online, though the New Orleans rapper’s official cause of death remains unknown.

Flipset Fred was a well-known face within the New Orleans Bounce music scene and his passing has sparked a wave of tributes from loved ones and fans online.

Fred remained active right up until his death, having recently performed at a music event celebrating Martin Luther King weekend.

Flipset Fred’s brother appears to confirm death

After rumours of his passing began circulating online, Fred’s brother, Troy Palmer, appeared to confirm the news on Instagram on Tuesday 17 January, writing: “I love you Frederick forever… I wish u could see this Fred I wish u call me brother please brother wake up”.

Fred is survived by three children, Fendi, Faith and Faizo, and Faizo’s mother, Dreka, a popular Instagram model and makeup artist.

His death comes just weeks before Mardi Gras, a christian festival historically popular in New Orleans, that was synonymous with the bounce genre that Fred was known for.

At the time of writing, there is no official explanation for what happened to Flipset Fred, and no cause of death has been confirmed.

Palmer honors Fred in a series of Instagram posts

Palmer continued to pay tribute to the late DJ in a series of posts uploaded to Instagram, writing in one post: “It’s hard for this family to love without you Frederick”.

Palmer has also reposted several messages of condolences for his brother and described him as having played “an amazing role” for New Orleans:

Palmer is yet to confirm any funeral arrangements or memorial events in New Orleans set to be held in Fred’s memory.

Inside the New Orleans rapper’s career

Fred was best known for his contributions to the Bounce genre, a hip hop style that originated in New Orleans and involves a call and reponse style that is said to have originated in the city’s housing projects.

Fred was a rapper, producer and DJ and his career saw him collaborate with the likes of Big Freedia, Fly Boi Keno and Junior Montana.

His work as a Dj saw Fred regulalry play live events, mainly in New Orleans where he was a regular face in the city’s nightclubbing scene.

One of his most recent collaboartors, Fly Boi Keno, has posted several tributes on his Instagram story as he asked his followers to pray for Fred’s family members and loved ones.

Family, friends and fans lead tributes to Flipset Fred

Social media is awash with people paying tribute to the hip-hop all-rounder, while many have reached out to those close to him to offer their condolences.

“Rest in heaven Fred, sad day for the city prayers to the family”, wrote one fan beneath a recent Instagram post, while another added: “Rest up brother…prayers to your babies (because) if it one thing you did you rode for them”.

New Orleans media outlet Newtral Groundz led the tributes on Twiter, writing: “New Orleans bounce legend Flipset Fred has passed away.”

“Sending love to his family and the community as a whole. This is a tough one.”