Hip-hop star Linda Mkhize, better known as ProKid has passed away at the age of 37.
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ProKid’s family has confirmed the news in a statement that he suffered a severe seizure while visiting a friend in the Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday night.
According to several reports, the 37 year old artist was declared dead on the scene by paramedics just after 8pm.
“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,” – the statement reads.
According to TimesLIVE, ProKid’s family asked for privacy while they dealt with the tragedy. “Further details will be furnished as soon as his family has gathered.”
Thousands of fans including fellow musicians paid their heartfelt tributes to ProKid on Twitter.
Dankie San you made ghetto metaphors and punchlines seem effortless, you birthed a whole generation of spitters that were inspired by your style. A rap pioneer, word engineer top 5 dead or alive. #RipProKid and condolences to your family. pic.twitter.com/NhDo19QUTJ
— SlikourOnLife (@slikouron) 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
— Terry Pheto (@TerryPheto) August 8, 2018
The family of hip-hop artist Pro Kid has confirmed that he died last night after suffering a seizure. The family of 37 year old artist, whose real name is Linda Mkhize released a statement saying he was visiting friends when the seizure occurred. #sabcnews #RIPProKid pic.twitter.com/zFqhbDXBFW
— SAfm news (@SAfmnews) August 9, 2018
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