BREAKING: Popular South African Rapper Commits Suicide

BREAKING: Popular South African Rapper Commits Suicide

By Senior Editor | The Trent on February 23, 2022
Riky Rick

Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, popularly known as Riky Rick has died at the age of 34.

The award-winning rapper reportedly committed suicide on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at his home in Johannesburg.

Reports say he hung himself with a rope after suffering from severe depression.

The rapper was also known by several other names including Boss Zonke, Master Makhado, Minister of Energy, and King Kotini.

The family spokesperson Sheikani Makhado confirmed his passing but could not divulge any further details;

“The family is still meeting, and we will release a statement in due course. We ask for your understanding.”

Close friends are in disbelief. They do not wish to be named until the family has released an official statement.

In 2020, the rapper opened up about his struggle with depression after his father died. Until his passing away, he was the founder and owner of the record label Cotton Club Records.

He rose to stardom in 2015 after the release of his platinum-certified album Family Values. Riky Rick is survived by his wife Bianca Naidoo and two children.

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