Family of Riky Rick confirms passing of rapper

The family of Rikhado “Riky Rick,” Makhado has confirmed the death of the award-winning South African artist.

34-year-old Makhado, popularly known as Riky Rick, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Johannesburg

The cause of his death has not been confirmed amid reports of suicide.

The ‘Ungazincishi’ hitmaker rose to fame in 2014 after releasing his single 'Nafukwa'.

His last tweet, posted in the early hours of the morning, left many in shock.

In a statement, the family said he will be remembered for his nurturing of young talent.

“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. He leaves behind his wife, two children, his mother and five siblings.”

At the same time the family asked for privacy.

“The Makhado family humbly request privacy as they go through this extremely difficult period of grieving. The family are also deeply thankful for and appreciates the countless messages of love and support received. These are felt deeply,”

It says details of the funeral and memorial will be confirmed at a later stage.



Done By: Mitchum George


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