South African rapper, Costa Titch, whose real name is Costa Tsobanoglou, has died at the age of 27. The artiste reportedly collapsed on stage while performing at the Ultra Music Festival held in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Videos circulating on social media showed Titch falling during his performance but getting back up with the help of his bodyguard to continue singing. However, he collapsed again and had to be carried off stage.
South African media personality, Phil Mphela, confirmed the news of Titch’s death on Twitter, saying “RIP: Costa Titch. Nelspruit-born artist and dancer, real name Costa Tsobanoglou, has passed away. He was 27.”
Titch was known for his contribution to the Amapiano genre and had popular hits such as “Big Flexa,” “Nkalakatha,” and “Activate.” He had recently signed a deal with Akon’s record label, Konvict Kulture.
Titch’s death is another blow to the South African music industry, which lost another prominent artiste, Kiernan Forbes, also known as AKA, in February after he was shot dead
Below is a video of his last moments