News about the sudden demise of South African rapper sent shockwaves all over the internet on early Thursday morning. The family of The award-winning hip-hop artist Linda “ProKid” Mkhize wants to keep the privacy of the their beloved, and promised to reveal more after the family has gathered.
ProKid’s family confirmed the news in a statement, and sympathizers just cant stay mute over their lose.
“The legendary SA hip-hop artist affectionately known as ProKid … passed away on Wednesday. He suffered a severe seizure attack while visiting friends and paramedics were called in to assist. They did their best to revive him to no avail and called his time of death at 8.38pm,” read part of the statement.
Tributes from fans and high-profile individuals expressed how much of a blow the rappers death has caused and their sincere condolence. The South African Government shared their condolences as well.
The rapper died of Seizure at age 37
We would like to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of one of the legendary South African Hip Hop artist, Linda #ProKid Mkhize. May your soul rest in peace #RIPProKid #RIPLindaMkhize #DankieSan [Photo: Twitter] pic.twitter.com/p1f5uHWcUG
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) August 9, 2018
Praying the news is not true, but If it is then my brother I wish you safe passage into heaven. You were indeed a pioneer, a legend and one incredible Emcee. For the record I never considered you a ProKid but rather a ProKing! #RIPProKid #RipPRO #RIPLindaMkhize 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/XgG9GzixFv
— ProVerb (@ProVerbMusic) August 8, 2018
Wow. One of Soweto’s finest. Seriously lost for words. Whenever I would see his name on a flyer for an event I would make sure I was there. I have all his Cd’s and would find solace in his music on dark days. His music inspired so many of us from ko kasi. 💔 Dankie san #RIPProKid
— Lesego Semenya (@LesDaChef) August 9, 2018
We're deeply saddened by the tragic passing of a lyrical genius, pioneering Hip Hop Artist, Linda Mkhize (Prokid). Prokid took rapping in African languages to great heights & he will go down as one of the greatest & most influential Hip Hop Artists of his generation. #RIPProKid pic.twitter.com/DIHez3G55W
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) August 9, 2018
Prokid paved a way for Kasi rappers and took SA Hip Hop to the top. He left giant footsteps that will live forever. Uthini Ngo Pro? The real game changer.#RIPProkid #IBelieve pic.twitter.com/rG6s1YJlgu
— AkhiweOutNow (@OskidoIBelieve) August 9, 2018
African HipHop has lost a great one in Prokid. We met up in 2 battles where we faced off in the final. They say you can tell alot about someone after battling and the final round went on… https://t.co/uIPPTQ5tPz
— NAVIO #EastLORD (@naviomusic) August 9, 2018
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