Veteran South African rapper Linda ‘Pro’ Mkhize has died at age 37, a statement released by his family confirmed this morning.
The ‘Woz’uzobabona” hit-maker died on Wednesday night after suffering a severe seizure while visiting friends.
He is survived by his wife Ayanda and 3-year-old daughter Nonkanyezi.
“The legendary SA hip-hop Artist, affectionately known as ProKid of Hip Hop, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018,” the statement reads.
“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.
“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.”
Since the news broke out, many celebrities including AKA, Proverb and Jr have sent out their condolence and mourned ProKid.
REST IN PEACE TO ONE OF THE GREATEST TO EVER DO IT. Gave me my break as a producer, gave me my break as an artist … There will never be another PRO. ❤️ … shocking.
— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 8, 2018
RIP Linda PRO Mkhize 😭💔. I really can’t believe this… aah man, this is very very VERY Sad! I’ll miss you mfanakithi.
— Jr (@JRafrika) August 8, 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