Fetty Wap’s daughter Lauren has died aged four from an irregular heartbeat after suffering with problems since birth.
Lauren Maxwell died on June 24 at home in Atlanta, Georgia, from ‘fatal cardiac arrhythmia due to complications of congenital cardiac anomalies’, according to her birth certificate seen by TMZ.
Fetty Wap and mother Turquoise Mountain posted a tribute to their daughter last week with the rapper dedicating his set at Rolling Loud Festival at the end of July to her.
Fetty Wap’s daughter Lauren has died aged four from an irregular heartbeat after suffering with problems since birth
Lauren Maxwell died on June 24 at home in Atlanta, Georgia after suffering complications related to the ‘cardiac arrhythmia’
Taking to Instagram in a video Fetty Wap said: ‘Y’all can do me a favor? Just post all butterflies. All butterflies. [She] loved butterflies. If you guys could do that, that means a lot.’
Turquoise Mountain appeared to confirm the news on Tuesday, posting a video of Lauren in the pool with the caption: ‘This is my amazing, beautiful, funny, vibrant, loving, talented, smart and hardheaded princess mermaid Aquarius.
‘If you see this post scrolling by with her comment or just say to yourself “i love you LAUREN” because they say that souls can feel your love.’
She also asked that fans be kinder to Fetty Wap after questions about his commitment as a father were raised.
The dancer wrote on her Instagram Story: ‘It couldn’t hurt Some of y’all to be a little bit more compassionate, you don’t have to kick a man while he’s down’.
She has since deleted all other pictures on her account and told followers she will not be responding to messages for the time being.
Butterflies for Lauren: Rapper Fetty Wap sheds tears while taking about his daughter on Instagram Live and asks fans to post butterflies because ‘shorty loved butterflies’
Trying to hold it together: Fetty Wap wipes his eyes as he talks about his daughter, Lauren, who died at just four years old this week.
Fetty Wap and mother Turquoise Mountain posted a tribute to their daughter last week with the rapper dedicating his set at Rolling Loud Festival at the end of July to her
Following a performance at Miami’s Rolling Loud festival last month, Fetty wrote on his Instagram Story: ‘LoLo daddy did that s*** for you last night baby girl.’
The rapper reportedly has a total of six children by five different mothers. Their names are Aydin, 10, Zaviera, 6, Khari, 5, Amani, 5, and Zy, born in 2018.
Fetty is believed to be single. In September 2019, he married model Leandra K. Gonzalez in a private ceremony but they split in March 2020.
It has not been an easy year for Fetty.
In October, the My Way hitmaker took to social media to pay tribute to his brother, Twyshon Depew, after he was shot and killed in New Jersey aged 26.
He wrote on Instagram: ‘I love you lil bro my twin … R.I.P … I failed you bro I’m sorry … I keep calling ya phone and you won’t pick tf up and that s*** never ring 3 times now it’s straight to vm I love you lil bro I really thought I could get you out before I ever had to make a post like this lil bro like wtf’.
And last month, Fetty remembered his sibling on Father’s Day. He posted: ‘You was new to it but true to it… happy Father’s Day lil bro … sai green we got him …#HoodAngels… you too Perion I love you big bra ya lil ones aint that lil no more ima pop a bottle for y’all today gang’
WHAT IS CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA?
These disorders occur when the heart’s electrical circuits, responsible for keeping it pumping, become scrambled, sending faulty messages that override the heart’s natural pacemaker, a cluster of cells known as the sinus node.
This problem can be something you were born with or a consequence of coronary heart disease or ageing.
Arrhythmias can range from a slow heartbeat, where the organ can’t pump enough blood around the body, to the most dangerous form, ventricular fibrillation —the latter can be fatal without rapid emergency treatment.
More than six million people in the US have a faulty heartbeat, or arrhythmia, with that number expected to hit over 12 million by 2030.
Unfortunately, up to half go undiagnosed and, as their condition hasn’t been spotted and, therefore, treated, their risk of stroke is significantly raised.