South Africa hip hop legend and star has passed on today 23rd of February 2022 after hanging himself in his home.
This was after the rapper posted chilling messages on his socials which many believed could be suicidal.
“I’ll return a stronger man, this world is still my home,” his 3am message read on his microblogging site.
Reports of his death came as rumours in the early morning of Wednesday. Much of the rumours turned believable later in the day today when one of his close allies in the music industry, Maphorisa tweeted broken heart imojis.
“No no no no no no no no no 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯
Why 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭,” Maphorisa tweeted.
This, many believed meant someone could have died, and this someone is Ricky Rick according to some close sources.
His death has been confirmed by EFF president Julius Malema and one seasoned journalist, Daniel Kenosi on his Facebook page
What Could Have Led To His Death?
Not much is known about the cause of his death as of yet. His family has not spoken of his death either, serve from hints being dropped by some of Mzansi celebs on their socials, including Malema and Robert Marawa.
But Ricky Rick was a haunted man, his close allies once revealed.
The Cotton Fest founder and manager was slowly losing his game and relevance in the music industry .
This, coupled by social media attacks on him and his wife lately could be reason enough to support unfounded claims that he committed suicide by hanging himself.
Social media came after him for allegedly abusing his wife with whom he always posted videos looking unhappy.
Reports reaching iHarare desk claim that he was found hanging in his home.
Ricky Rick’s Career
What masses do not know is how far reaching Ricky Rick’s career is. It is as old as Hip Hop and Kwaito are in South Africa.
He started his career at an early age, working with the likes of Brenda Fassie.
He released his debut album Family Values back in 2014 and this saw his rise to fame.
He would later jump on the South African contemporary hip hop sounds before releasing his all time hit song Amantombazane.
He later started his own label Cotton Club. This is the club responsible for the launch and success of Cotton Fest, an MTV sponsored festive that has been running for years.
Ricky Rick Family
Ricky exposed himself as a family man on social media.
One would then wonder why and how he would allegedly take his life in his home where his family was.
He is survived by his wife Bianca Naidoo and his kids, Jordan Makhado and Malik Daniel Makhado.
This is a developing story, more to follow.
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