After appearing to pass out on stage during a performance at a music festival over the weekend, South African rapper Costa Titch has passed away.
The rapper was 28 years old and went by the name Constantinos Tsobanoglou.
At Ultra South Africa on Saturday in Johannesburg, Tsobanoglou had a performance. Social media users shared a video of his performance in which he appears to fall onstage. After being scooped up by someone standing nearby, he appeared to tumble again and fell off the platform after a few seconds.
On Sunday, his family posted an homage to him on his Instagram profile, saying: “Death has tragically knocked at our door. Robbing us of our beloved son, brother and grandson, Constantinos Tsobanoglou, who South Africa had come to love and idolize under his stage name ‘Costa Titch.’”
The cause of de@th was not disclosed to the family.
“We’re thankful for the emergency responders and all those present in his last hours on this earth. As a family we are faced with a difficult time as we try to make sense of what has befallen us and ask that we be afforded the time and space to gather ourselves,” The declaration read.
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“The Tsobanoglou family thanks you for the love and support you have given to our son and may you continue to uplift him even in spirit,” the tribute continued. “Please keep us in your prayers and uplifted in the Lord.”
In a statement released on Sunday, Ultra South Africa stated: “We are devastated by the sudden loss of the beloved South African artist Costa Titch, who tragically passed away this weekend.”
— Ultra South Africa (@UltraSA) March 12, 2023
Tsobanoglou was regarded by the event as “a talented rapper, dancer, songwriter, collaborator” and “a galvanizing voice amongst South Africa’s amapiano scene.”
“Our deepest thoughts and most sincere sympathies are with his family, friends, and our entire community who are together mourning this heartbreaking loss,” said the statement.
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