Followers watch in horror as rapper Freddy E live-tweets his own suicide

A disturbing scene unfolded on Twitter over the weekend, as the rapper Freddy E sent a series of increasingly dark and depressed messages. The 23-year-old Seattle rapper posted more than a dozen brief messages between 12:52 PM and 2:34 PM describing in vivid detail his emotions and actions. “If there’s a God then He’s calling me back home; It’s…all…bad…y’all *puts finger around trigger*.” For several hours many fans believed it was just a stunt on social media, but the rapper’s suicide has now been confirmed by his family and numerous media outlets.