South African hip-hop star Riky Rick has died from an apparent suicide, South African media reported on Wednesday.
He was 34.
The Sunday World newspaper said the singer, real name Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, hung himself with a rope at his Johannesburg home after battling depression.
There is evidence the singer was alive around 3.20 AM on Wednesday when he tweeted: “I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home.”
The married star was reportedly found by his management team barely clinging to life at around 8.30 AM. He died as he was being taken to a nearby hospital, the Sunday World reported.
In a last tweet on Wednesday morning at 03:20, Riky wrote: “I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home.”
Riky Rick Cause of Death
Little is known about the cause of death. His family has yet to say anything about his death, as some Mzansi celebrities have given hints at their social events, including Malema and Robert Marawa.
News of Riky Rick’s death has not yet been officially released. But it has been confirmed that he was found hanging.
The untimely death of the young rapper has cast a shadow of grief over Africa. People from different walks of life are mourning.