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South African Rap Legend Pro Dead At 37

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South African Rap Legend Pro Dead At 37

South African Rap Legend Pro Dead At 37
 
South African rapper and African hip hop legend, Pro, 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.

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Since the news of his passing became public, Hip hop 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 M.I Abaga.
 
 
💔💔💔 a dark day – lost a brother, a friend and a kindred spirit today ,brutally heartbreaking .R.I.P Prokid 💔
— Maggz (@Maggz100) August 8, 2018
 
 
OMG 💔💔💔
HOW IS THIS EVEN REAL???
PRO!?? YOH….
 
My deepest condolences to the Mkhize Family and all my brother’s loved ones.
 
Rest In Paradise Mlindos #ProKid 🙏🏾
 
Wow!
— K.O (@MrCashtime) August 9, 2018
 
 
 
I’m up. Working. Just heard about pro kid. I’m going home.
— A Z A N I A 🇿🇦 (@ReasonHD) August 8, 2018
 
Damm Rest In Peace to the legend  Prokid  🙏🏽 what a talent , so heartbreaking 💔
— #ImBack (@L_Tido) 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
 
 
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
 
 
The worst part is that I feel like we could have done more, made more music … reached out more. It’s like we didn’t show up for him after everything he did for the game …. even for me in particular. Now he’s gone man . Fuck.
— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 8, 2018
 
 
 
There would be no charts to top, no deals to sign, no tours no nothing without Linda Mkhize and what he did for this industry & that’s the shit we got caught up in, too busy with our own nonsense to reach out to our own big brother and talk to him, sit with him. Appreciate him 💔
— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 8, 2018
 
 
RIP Pro! True african hiphop legend 🇿🇦
— Yung denzL (@MI_Abaga) August 9, 2018
 
— HIGHES➕ (@sarkodie) August 8, 2018
 
RIP PRO 🙏🏽💔
— STRINGS AND BLING OUT NOW (@Nasty_CSA) August 8, 2018
 
 
Rest In Peace 2 the greatest to ever do it. You gave us a voice! Your genius was well received at your prime but we failed to preserve&appreciate your legacy while you were still with us. It took your passing to remind me how much of an inspiration you were to me. #RipPro #Legend pic.twitter.com/8LkYP5wMkP
— R.M Phoolo (@CassperNyovest) August 9, 2018
 
 
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.
 
 
Pro Kid ranked No.7 on our Greatest African rappers Of All Time list. Rest in peace.
 
 
 

What year did ProKid die?

The 37-year old rapper reportedly died last night (Wed, Aug. 8) after suffering a “severe seizure” while visiting a friend in Johannesburg.
 

How did ProKid die?

The 37-year old rapper reportedly died last night (Wed, Aug. 8) after suffering a “severe seizure” while visiting a friend in Johannesburg.
 

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