Breaking: Riky Rick, Award-Winning Hip-Hop Artist from South Africa, has died.
Riky Rick, award-nominated hip-hop performer, passed away. The circumstances surrounding his tragic death are unclear, but NMMABUNDA has learned that the skilled singer, whose actual name is Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, allegedly committed himself on Wednesday morning at his estate home in Joburg’s northwestern suburbs.
The muso allegedly hanged himself with a rope after suffering from acute despair, according to several people who spoke to NMMABUNDA.
According to a source close to the situation, his management team discovered the talented musician at his home around 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday. He was still alive when he was transported to the neighboring hospital.
“Unfortunately, he passed away while they were on their way to the hospital,” stated the anonymous source.
Another source confirmed the death, which has left Mzansi without yet another outstanding artist in the form of Ungazincishi. “I am heartbroken,” the source said. “South Africa is poorer without this talented muso.”
Riky Rick, 34, is the second high-profile suicide victim this year. In January, Patrick Shai, a veteran actor, was discovered dead in his garage.
Cotton Club Records, the musician’s label, was founded and owned by him. He was noted for his sense of style and ability to set trends.
He’s become one of the most well-known individuals in South Africa’s entertainment industry, and he’s been seen in a variety of locations.
Boss Zonke, Master Makhado, Minister of Energy, and King Kotini are some of Riky Rick’s other aliases.
The musician has an interesting backstory. He was married to Bianca Naidoo. Because he did not have the opportunity to grow up with his parents, who split when he was a baby, he was reared primarily by his maternal grandmother.
His father moved to Johannesburg after that, and his mother pursued a career in academics by studying locally and in the United Kingdom to become an advocate.
His unexpected demise occurred only a few days after announcing a partnership with African Bank. The rapper’s most recent tweet was as follows.