Mzansi award-winning hip-hop artist Riky Rick has died after allegedly taking his own life. Details of his untimely death are still foggy and just yesterday, the twenty-second of February, he tweeted some disturbing words on Twitter which people are now relating to.
“I’ll return a stronger man, this world is still my home,” he wrote.
I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home.
— MR MAKHADO (@rikyrickworld) February 23, 2022
Riky Rick is the second celebrity to have died by suicide this year. Patrick Shai was found dead in the garage of his home in January. The 32-year-old was the founder and owner of record label Cotton Club Records. He was well known for fashion and setting trends.
He managed to establish himself as one of the most popular figures in South Africa’s entertainment scene. He has had so much presence in different places, and he is known by several other names including Boss Zonke, Master Makhado and Minister of Energy, and King Kotini.
Riky Rick has an interesting background. He was raised mainly by his maternal grandmother because he did not get the chance to grow up with his parents who divorced when he was only a baby. After that, his dad relocated to Johannesburg, and his mother, in pursuance of academia, studied in SA as well as the United Kingdom to qualify to become an advocate.
Rikhado was married to Bianca Naidoo. His untimely death comes just days after he announced a partnership deal with African Bank.