South African Rapper Pro Kid Dead At 37

Africa just lost one of its heroes. South African rapper and African rap legend, Pro Kid real name Linda Mkhize is dead.

The 37-year old rapper reportedly died last night (Wed, Aug. 8) after suffering a "severe seizure" while visiting a friend in Johannesburg. Since the news of his passing became public, Hiphop artists around Africa have taken to social media to pay their tribute to the Soweto hero.

"������ a dark day - lost a brother, a friend and a kindred spirit today ,brutally heartbreaking .R.I.P Prokid," Maggz wrote on Twitter.

Other members of the African hip-hop community to pay respects online, includes AKA, K.O, Proverb, L-Tido and MI_Abaga.

Pro Kid bled for Soweto and you could feel the love he has for his hometown in his raps. The Kasi legend became popular for his clever rapping style, which involved him mixing vernacular and English.  Linda Mkhize is survived by his mother, father, wife and three year old daughter.

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