Multiple award-winning South African rapper Linda Mkhize popularly known as ProKid is dead. The 37-year-old rapper died on Wednesday night after suffering severe seizures.
The rapper was a major force to reckon with in the South African Hip-hop movement and hugely considered a legend of the genre.
ProKid’s family have since released a statement early this morning, confirming the passing of the musician.
An excerpt of the statement reads:
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…Further details will be furnished as soon as his family has gathered.” The grieving family have also asked for privacy during this trying time.
Following his shocking demise, fans and celebrities have poured out tributes via social media.
Check out some tweets from his fellow South African artistes.
— Thabang Mokoena (@Mokoena99736221) August 9, 2018
There would be no charts to top, no deals to sign, no tours no nothing without Linda Mkhize and what he did for this industry & that’s the shit we got caught up in, too busy with our own nonsense to reach out to our own big brother and talk to him, sit with him. Appreciate him 💔
— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 8, 2018
Our very own Eminem. Ask any rapper. No one. Absolutely no one wanted this type of smoke. He was the best there ever was, the best there ever will be. I’m blessed to have called you a brother. You will forever live in my heart and headphones ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/B9wBCi5LZi
— Mahog Approved (@Rich_Mahog) August 8, 2018
Rest In Peace 2 the greatest to ever do it. You gave us a voice! Your genius was well received at your prime but we failed to preserve&appreciate your legacy while you were still with us. It took your passing to remind me how much of an inspiration you were to me. #RipPro #Legend pic.twitter.com/8LkYP5wMkP
— R.M Phoolo (@CassperNyovest) August 9, 2018
He was always so kind & sincere…bathong Linda..fela yalo papa? 💔 we lost an icon today…my deepest condolences to Prokid’s family,friends & fans..Re re ba gomotsege, ba tie mo moweng ka nako e e thata e…🙏🏽❤️ May he Rest In Peace! Thank you for the music. 💐 #RIPProkid pic.twitter.com/2nTT5HQPGE
— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) August 9, 2018
RIP PRO, ONE OF MY FAVOURITE LOCAL ARTISTS I GREW UP ON AND A PIONEER IN THE GAME. YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE SA HIP HOP GAME WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. PROKID FOREVER 🙏🌷🌋 #RIPPROKID pic.twitter.com/Tknlc8DZmR
— inja ye game🔪 (@NTATEphele) 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
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