Popular South African rapper, Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado professionally known as Riky Rick, has passed away at age 34.
According to Sunday World, he was reportedly found dead at his home in the north of Johannesburg on Wednesday morning, February 23.
Reports have it that he committed suicide as he allegedly hung himself with a rope after battling with severe depression.
According to credible sources, he was found by his management team around 8:30am this morning and they immediately rushed him to a nearby hospital as he was still alive. Unfortunately, he died on the way to the hospital.
His death comes hours after sharing a disturbing tweet on his verified Twitter account. He had wrote, “I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home.”
His colleagues and fans have taken to social media to mourn his tragic demise.
Riky Rick was really a quality human at every encounter… if this is true… we’ve lost a really bright light in our industry. 💔
— Pearl Thusi (@PearlThusi) February 23, 2022
My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Riky Rick 💔
What a loss. He was always good to me and supported me. He will be remembered through his music and humility. A true game-changer always looking to uplift the youth. #RIPRikyRick 💔🕊 pic.twitter.com/cz5sFisT6F
— Pitso Mosimane (@TheRealPitso) February 23, 2022