The family of popular rapper, Ricky Rick (Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado (34)) have confirmed his death.
Ricky is survived by his wife Bianca and his two children.
Family spokesman, Shekani Makhado refused to reveal the cause of the rapper’s death.
Ricky is widely reported to have committed suicide.
A friend is quoted as saying Ricky died on his way to hospital after he hanged himself.
Please see the full family statement below: