News that South African rapper, Linda Prokid Mkhize had passed away surfaced the internet as many could not believe that the rap star had passed on at the age of 37 due to a seizer. The star was visiting his friends when he suffered a severe seizure. 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.
ProKid’s 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.
HERE IS A STATEMENT FROM HIS FAMILY
Statement Issued On Behalf of the Mkhize & Kheswa families, on the passing of their son, brother and father, Linda “ProKid” Mkhize (37)
The legendary SA hip-hop Artist, affectionately known as ProKid of Hip Hop, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. He suffered a severe seizure attack, whilst 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 20h38.
He is survived by his beloved mother Fikile Mkhize and his father Zwelakhe Kheswa, his wife Ayanda, his three year old daughter Nonkanyezi, his brothers and his extended family.
ProKid’s family requests that the media respect their privacy during this tragic period of time. Further details will be furnished as soon as his family has gathered.
Tributes have been pouring in on social media since the early hours of Thursday morning.