The death of vibrant South African rap star, Riky Ricky has sent shock waves across social media with fans and industry colleagues in the country expressing their disbelieves. The family of the musician and brand influencer confirmed the death in a statement released a few minutes ago.
“Son, husband, father, brother and uncle, Riky ‘Ricky’ Makhado (34) sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning (23rd February) in Johannesburg.”
“Affectionately known as Riky Rick across the globe, he was deeply loved by his family, friends and the entire entertainment industry. His love for family, friends and community is well known. Riky’s nurturing and developing of young musical talent is well documented and will forever be remembered.”
“The Makhado family humbly request privacy as they go through this extremely difficult period of grieving. The family has not appointed a spokesperson at this point, and they ask that you please keep them in your prayers.”
They thanked everyone for their support during this trying time.
“The family are also deeply thankful for and appreciates the countless messages of love and support received, These are felt deeply. Details of the funeral and memorial will be confirmed at a later stage. With much love and thanks, the Makhado family…”
Fans and industry colleagues reacted to his last tweet; “I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home,” he wrote.
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