Rapper Linda 'Pro' Mkhize dies at 37 - what we know so far
Rapper Linda 'Pro' Mkhize died on Wednesday night after suffering '"severe seizures".
A statement by his family confirmed that the rapper died while visiting friends and that paramedics could not revive him.
Preliminary post-mortem results revealed that the rapper died due to bleeding in the gastro-intestinal tract.
He will be buried at the West Park Cemetery's Heroes Acre on Sunday.
Pro is known for hit songs such as Woz'uzobabona, Sekele and Wild West through which a lot of artists believe they realised it was possible to make commercial hip hop music in the country.
One of his last performance was at the Basha Uhuru music festival about a month ago in which he delivered a show-stopping performance.
The rapper‚ who has been away from the spotlight for some time‚ had fans enthralled and screaming from the minute he came out for the performance.
A video on his Instagram‚ the last he posted before his death on Wednesday night‚ captured a moment where he had the crowd jumping to his hit Sekele.
His death, at 37-years-old, sent shockwaves in the country as a whole.
Tributes poured in from all corners. Rappers, singers, actors and actresses all spoke well about the rapper.
Award-winning hip-hop artist Linda 'ProKid' Mkhize's passed away on August 8 2018, sending shockwaves across South Africa. Here’s how the country’s celebs reacted.
Last time I saw Prokid was a couple months back ... me , him and aka had a freestyle cypher for about 2 hours. Will cherish that moment forever 🙏🏽— #ImBack (@L_Tido) August 9, 2018
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
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
He 1st single before Woza uzobabona was recorded In Diepklook by a producer called Omen. We ran out of CD disc that Saturday and couldn’t copy it on time to play it on radio so he came to perform it live Rhyme & Reason. Now that was Pro King for you. https://t.co/717QcZjFW3— Tbo Touch (@iamtbotouch) August 9, 2018