Award-winning South African rapper and hip-hop artist Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, popularly known as Riky Rick, is topping the Twitter Trends list as rumours of his alleged suicide are doing the rounds on the social media platform.
Although his family is yet to release an official statement, Riky Rick allegedly took his life at his estate home in the north of Johannesburg on Wednesday morning 23 February.
According to Sunday World, a source close to the situation alleged that the rapper was found by his management team at at about 8.30am. Apparently he was rushed to a nearby hospital as he was still alive.
After the rumours started circulating on social media, tweeps took Riky Rick’s last tweet — “I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home.” — as confirmation that he contemplated suicide.
Popular gossip page Maphepha Ndaba has also reported that the rapper allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself.
Riky Rick has been in the news lately after a video of himself and his wife, Bianca Naidoo, went viral for all the wrong reasons. The video showed the rapper dancing with his wife Bianca Naidoo. However, she seemed “uncomfortable” which made tweeps were questioning the state of his marriage.