Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Sad!!! Celebrities Mourn As South African Rapper Riky Rick Dies At Age 34

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South African rapper Riky Rick, whose real name is Rikhado Makhado passes on, at just age 34. The news of the death of Riky Rick has led to several reactions from both Nigerian and South African celebrities as they mourn their colleague Riky Rick. Riky Rick

The family of the rapper confirmed he died early on Wednesday morning. In a statement released by the family, they asked for privacy and prayers from Rick’s adoring fans.
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Below is the statement of the rapper’s family;
“The family of South African artist Riky Rick with profound sadness this afternoon confirmed his untimely passing. Son, husband, father, brother and uncle, Riky ‘Ricky’ Makhado (34) sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning (February 23) in Johannesburg.”

Riky Rick burst into mainstream fame with his platinum certified Family Values in 2015 after making a name for himself and asserting his influence in SA hip-hop culture for several years behind the scenes.
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He gifted the world with hit songs like, Amantomabazane, Boss Zonke and Sidlukotini.
The rapper’s brand became synonymous with fashion because of his style and love for fashion. He became a fashion icon for the cool kids and a light for upcoming artists who he embraced and helped promote publicly.

One of his greatest achievements, in addition to his musical legacy, is the establishment of his annual concert the “Cotton Fest”, which was set to make a comeback in 2022 after taking a break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The rapper who in the early hours of Wednesday, February 23rd around, 2:20am had taken to Twitter to share his last Twitter post, writing; I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home. 

See his last tweet below;

The rapper had revealed in 2020 during a podcast series LAB LIVE, that he was struggling with depression.

Riky Rick is survived by his wife Bianca Naidoo and two children.

See some reactions to Riky Rick’s death;

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