Award-winning South African hip-hop artist Linda ‘ProKid’ Mkhize has died at the age of 37. The rapper born on 25 June 1981 was considered to be one of the pioneers of hip-hop in South Africa and will be remembered for his contribution to the industry.
His family confirmed the news in a statement following an outpouring of tributes from fans and high-profile personalities on social media in the early hours of Thursday, August 9.
“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 statement read.
ProKid’s family has asked for privacy while they deal with the tragedy of the death of their son who passed away on Wednesday night after suffering severe seizures.
Following his shocking demise, fans and celebrities have poured out tributes via social media and a great many fans have filled Twitter with ardent tributes in ProKid’s respect.