Tributes pour in as South African Hip Hop Loses An Icon.
The South African hip hop community has today lost an iconic rap trendsetter Linda Mkhize who was well known as PRO or Pro Kid. The 37 year old rapper lost his life after suffering from a severe seizure.
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.
A legend. A pioneer. An undeniable talent. One of the greatest to ever do it that fathered a different kind of artistry. What a blow, for the hood…for SA. Sweet sleep PROKID ✊🏽🙏🏽🌸
— Bontle BaAfrika Moloi (@BontleModiselle) August 9, 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
We're deeply saddened by the tragic passing of a lyrical genius, pioneering Hip Hop Artist, Linda Mkhize (Prokid). Prokid took rapping in African languages to great heights & he will go down as one of the greatest & most influential Hip Hop Artists of his generation. #RIPProKid pic.twitter.com/DIHez3G55W
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) August 9, 2018