Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Local Milwaukee Singer And Composer Allegedly Suffered Fatal Overdose

Jose Lopez, aka, "Kenepa, El Ultimatus"

Photo: Facebook

Promising local Milwaukee singer and composer died of an apparent overdose, but police continue to investigate his death.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 14, 2013

Milwaukee, WI - Police are investigating the death of Jose Lopez, 25, aka, "Kenepa, El Ultimatus" who died on Tuesday. Lopez is originally from Vega Alta, Puerto Rico. Lopez is also a popular local singer and composer who was a recording artist for Traficando Music Entertainment. He hoped to become a security guard and eventually to become a police officer, according to a Facebook (FB) posting by Luis Figueroa, who knew him and recently talked to him about becoming an "armed security guard."
A vigil by friends and family members was held yesterday outside his residence at the 1700 block of S. 18th St. News of his untimely death spread through quickly on Facebook. Lopez is survived by his girlfriend and two children. 
A FB posting on Tuesday by Jose Raul Millan responding to Figueroa's asking about Lopez's death stated, "Yes its true pa, our brother is gone to a better place now, this happend three hours ago, an ovedose on perks, liquor and redbull on 18th and burnham." The comment was posted at 2:48 p.m. on Tuesday by Millan.
Police or the Milwaukee medical examiner's office have not released any information about Lopez's cause of death.
A fundraiser for Lopez or Kenepa will be held on Friday beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Club International at the 1600 block of W. National Ave. in Milwaukee (No cover, but will accept a donation, according to a flyer circulating on FB).

Funeral services for Lopez, aka, Kenepa will be held on Friday at the Witkowiak Funeral Home at the 500 block of W. Historic Mitchell Street in Milwaukee, WI from 9:00 a.m. to noon. After noon services, interment will be at the Forest Home Cemetery. 

Lopez recording (2012) at link: Kenepa

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