South African rapper, songwriter, and dancer Costa Titch, has passed away after collapsing on stage in front of crowd during performance at Ultra Music Festival.
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The 28-year-old, whose real name was Constantinos Tsobanoglou, died in hospital after stumbling and then appearing to lose consciousness while performing.
Costa Titch had been performing at the Ultra Music Festival at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg on Saturday, 11 March.
His family confirmed his passing and requested his fans and colleagues to keep them in their prayers.
“Death has tragically knocked at our door. Robbing us of our beloved son, brother, and grandson, Constantinos Tsobanoglou, who South Africa had come to love and idolise under his stage name ‘Costa Titch’. It is with deep pain that we find ourselves having to acknowledge his passing at this time.”
The family expressed their gratitude to those who had offered Costa support and revealed that it was a difficult time for the family.
“We are thankful for the emergency responders and all those present in his last hours. As a family, we are faced with a difficult time as we try to make sense of what has befallen us and ask that we are afforded the time and space to gather ourselves.
“The Tsobanoglou family thanks you for the love and support you have given to our son, and may you continue to uplift him even in spirit. Keep us in your prayers and uplifted in the Lord.”
RIP: Costa Titch
Nelspruit-born artist and dancer, real name Costa Tsobanoglou, has passed away.
— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) March 11, 2023
About Costa Titch
Costa Titch was a South African rapper, songwriter, and dancer. He was born Costa Tsobanoglou on 25 May 1995 in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa. He grew up in Johannesburg and began his music career in 2016, releasing his first mixtape titled “The Garden Route.” Costa Titch was known for his energetic performances and unique blend of hip hop and electronic dance music. He has released several popular singles and collaborations, including “Nkalakatha,” “Thembi,” and “Areyeng.” In 2020, he released his debut album, “Made in Africa,” which received critical acclaim and showcased his versatile style and lyrical abilities. Costa Titch has become a rising star in the South African music scene and has gained a dedicated fanbase for his catchy tunes and dynamic stage presence.
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