South African Hip-hop star HHP has died, his wife confirmed to TshisaLIVE on Wednesday.
Lerato Sengadi, his publicist wife, spoke from the scene.
“Yes, yes, it’s true. I am with the family at the moment,” said a traumatised Sengadi.
Details about the hip-hop veteran’s death are unclear.
Jabulani Tsambo‚ who was popularly known as HHP‚ had in the past struggled with depression.
About two years ago, SowetanLIVE reported that he had admitted to attempting suicide three times in 2015 and that he had visited an online suicide website in an attempt to help him get information on how to end his life.
People have expressed their grief and sent condolences via social media platforms.
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Since the news broke, fans and celebrities including AKA, Cassper Nyovest, DJ Cleo and others, have taken to social media to react to the icon’s passing.
Here are some of the reactions:
Just heard the most terrible news … another icon gone too soon. 💔
— AKA (@akaworldwide) October 24, 2018
Bad News for HIP HOP TODAY.
— Da L.E.S (@2freshLES) October 24, 2018
Oh my God!! I'm heartbroken to hear about the passing of my friend HHP!!! I can't believe it!! 💔💔💔💔 My prayers are with his family and friends..
— Yung denzL (@MI_Abaga) October 24, 2018