Former YoTV presenter and Jozi member Crazy Lu real name Luther Yakanawa Cohen has died, his family confirmed his passing to TshisaLIVE on Friday.
Crazy Lu was a member of hip-hop group Jozi which included Da L.E.S. and was most known for being a presenter on the popular X-Attitude show.
“All we know is that he died at 3am this morning [Friday] from an apparent asthma attack. He’s been an asthmatic his whole life. A year ago he fell into a coma from a bad attack,” – said Crazy Lu’s brother, Marvin Cohen, a former producer on SABC 1 entertainment show Live Amp.
Marvin further told TshisaLIVE that the family will be traveling to Cambodia on Sunday. Crazy Lu has been living in the East Asia country for the past three years.
Tributes have been pouring in from fans and local rappers.
“REST IN PEACE BROTHER. Very big condolence goes out to the COHEN family. Terribly sorry we couldn’t connect when you were alive. Life’s short (sci),” – Former Jozi member Da L.E.S said.
“Our condolences go out to the family, friends and supporters of Luther “Crazy Lu” Cohen. Thank you for your influence in the SA hip-hop scene. @TheMarvinCohen your #LiveAMP is here for you,” Live Amp official Twitter account tweeted.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER. Very big condolence goes out to the COHEN family. Terribly sorry we couldn’t connect when you were alive. Life’s short 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/1c4b74KESb
— Da L.E.S (@2freshLES) November 8, 2019
R.I.P to our brother and SA hip hop pioneer CRAZY LU. Thank you for all the memories and condolences to the family. We will miss you.🙏🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/aBA6TyQH0F
— MR MAKHADO™️ (@rikyrickworld) November 8, 2019
R. I. P CRAZY LU
— Love & Other Stuff (@Rouge_Rapper) November 8, 2019
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