Costa Titch Confirmed Dead – Family Releases Statement

South African rap artist Constantinos Tsobanoglou popularly known by his stage name Costa Titch is dead.

The news of his death was confirmed by his family on Sunday, March 12, 2023.

On Saturday, March 11, 2023, reports went wild on social media that the rapper had passed out after experiencing a seizure on the Ultra stage at Expo Centre in Nasrec, South Africa.

In a statement, the family said;

“Death has tragically knocked at our door.

Robbing us of our beloved son, brother and grandson, Constantinos Tsobanoglou (28), who South Africa had come to love and idolize under his stage name “Costa Titch”. It is with deep pain that we find ourselves having to acknowledge his passing at this time.

We are thankful for the emergency responders and all those present in his last hours on this earth. 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 be 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. Please keep us in your prayers and uplifted in the Lord.”

Check the post as shared on Instagram.

Costa Titch entered the entertainment industry as a dancer, but over time, he metamorphosed and registered himself as a talented rapper in music lovers’ minds in South Africa.

Until the reported dead, the was having a great 2023 so far, revelling in the success of his smash hit, “Big Flexa”.

The song which was released in December 2021, became the most-viewed Amapiano video in late 2022. The track features Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida, Man T and C’buda M. In the song’s music video, the rapper shows off his impeccable dancing skills with Soweto’s Finest, a local dance group.

The video has officially reached 30.7 million views on YouTube, beating out MFR Souls, Major League DJz, Bontle Smith and Kamo Mphela’s Amanikiniki, which stands at 30 million.

Big Flexa has also wowed fans on other Spotify and TikTok. On Spotify, the track has accumulated more than six million listens while on TikTok, the sound has been used more than 105 000 times.

The independent artist had been doing things his own way since his career began, utilising the power of social media to establish a strong fan base who understand and love his sound, which is a fusion of hip hop and some amapiano beats.

Earlier this year, he received a major co-sign from Senegalese-American musician Akon, who praised him and predicted that he would be “a game changer”.

Akon’s co-sign went beyond just praising him in a video. He also linked up with the South African artist and was a surprise guest during Titch’s performance at Cotton Fest.

Titch continued to make waves as he took his career to another level with the release of new music and performed on some of the top stages.

Having always wanted to perform at Ultra since he was in high school, Costa Titch really looked forward to rocking the Ultra stage.

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