Hip Hop Star Dies After A Seizure Aged 37

The death of South African rapper ProKid has shocked many in the country, with fans taking to social media to pay tribute to his life and music.

 

Family of the Soweto-born musician say he died of a seizure in Johannesburg on Wednesday after 20:00 [18:00GMT].

 

“A friend called the paramedics, they got there and they tried to help him, to revive him”, his former manager and friend Mpho Motsoaledi is quoted by Eyewitness News as saying.

 

ProKid, whose real name was Linda Mkhize, is survived by his wife, Ayanda, and their three-year-old daughter as well as his parents and two brothers, says the Sowetan Live news site.

 

One of his best-loved songs, 2012’s Makasana, spoke of coming from a township background and striving to make one’s path in life.

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