Kevin Fret's music video Soy Asi has more than half a million views on YouTube

An outspoken advocate for the LGBT community Kevin Fret aged 24 has been shot dead in Puerto Rico.

Officials say the musician, described as Latin Trap music’s first openly gay artiste, was killed in the capital San Juan yesterday.

Fret was shot eight times while riding a motorbike. An investigation is under way.

His death brings the number of murders in Puerto Rico this year to 22.

Fret’s manager, Eduardo Rodriguez, described the rapper as “an artistic soul” who had a passion for music.

Confirming his death, Mr Rodriguez said: “There are no words that describe the feeling we have and the pain that causes us to know that a person with so many dreams has to go.

“We must all unite in these difficult times, and ask for much peace for our beloved Puerto Rico.”

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