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Top South African Celebrities Who Died In 2022 – 2023

  1. AKA

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes (28 January 1988 – 10 February 2023), known professionally as AKA, was a South African rapper, record producer and businessman. Born in Cape Town and raised in Johannesburg, Forbes gained recognition after releasing his single “Victory Lap” from his debut studio album, Altar Ego (2011). He was one of the most popular South African musicians of his era and the greatest selling South African hip hop artist of all-time.

  • Year of birth: 1988
  • Demise: 10th February 2023
  • Age at death: 35 years
  1. Costa Titch

On Saturday evening this week (11 March 2023), 27-year-old musician and dancer Costa Titch lost his life. Videos of the star collapsing during a performance on stage at the Ultra Musical Festival have gone viral. Costa Titch tragically passes away at the age of 27.

South Africans have been left truly saddened by the news of young amapiano artists Costa Stitch’s passing. Costa Stitch — real name Constantinos Tsonanoglou —passed away after collapsing on stage during a performance at Ultra Music Festival at the Nasrec stadium. His passing comes shortly after local rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes was shot and killed outside a busy Durban restaurant.

Music fanatics are struggling to make sense of the deaths of the artists who were close friends and even worked on a musical project together.

Images via Instagram @costatitch.

  • Year of birth: 1995
  • Demise: 11th March 2023
  • Age at death: 27 years

The loss of a loved one comes with intense feelings of grief and helplessness. Unfortunately, no one can stop death from happening as all human beings are mere mortals. Every passing minute, someone, celebrities not exempt, takes their final breath on earth. The South African celebrities who died in 2022 left a big gap in the world.

Many people struggle emotionally and psychologically after losing their loved ones. South African celebrities who died in 2022 left fans, family, and friends in deep shock and grief. It is essential for everyone to come up with healthy coping mechanisms after losing someone they love.

South African celebrities who died in 2022

Who died in 2022 in South Africa? Check out the list of South African celebrities who died in 2022 and the cause of their demise.

1. Siyanda Sesimani

south african celebrities who died
Siyanda Sesimani posing for a picture at the beach. Photo: @siyasesimani
Source: Instagram
  • Year of birth: 1990
  • Demise: 11th March 2022
  • Age at death: 31 years

Siyanda Sesimani is one of the South African actors who died recently. He took his last breath on 11th March 2022 after being in a coma for a while. He is best remembered as a star on The Estate and Soul City.

On 15th February 2022, he was injured during a house break-in by unknown criminals, leaving him in a coma. He was in the intensive care unit for a while before taking his last breath, shortly before his 32nd birthday.

2. DJ Dimplez

DJ Dimplez posing for a picture in a white t-shirt and red and white cap. Photo: @djdimplez

Source: Instagram 

  • Date of birth: 31st August 1992
  • Demise: 6th March 2022
  • Age at death: 29 years

Boitumelo Athiel Mooi, alias DJ Dimplez, is among the South African celebrities who died this year. The 29-year-old will be fondly remembered for his contribution to the local music and pop culture industry. The disc jockey passed away from a brain haemorrhage.

3. Riky Rick

Rapper Riky Rik posing for a picture in a black and grey outfit. Photo: @rikyrickworld Source: Instagram

Date of birth: 20th July 1987

Demise: 23rd February 2022

Age at death: 34 years

Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, alias Riky Rick, was one of the most famous rappers in the country. The musician was raised in KwaMashu, Durban. The rapper had been struggling with depression and substance abuse for years. He reportedly hanged himself with a rope in his home. Although people tried to save his life, he was declared dead at the hospital.

4. DJ Citi Lyts

Birth: 1989

Demise: 14th February 2022

Age at death: 32 years

Sandile Mkhize, alias DJ Citi Lyts, was best known as the brother of the late rapper, Prokid. He was a talented musician known for hits like Washa Washa and Vurra. Unfortunately, he lost his life on Valentine’s day this year at 32 years. His family revealed that the artist was ambushed and shot to death in Dube, Soweto. He passed away at 12:30 a.m. READ ALSO Who is Jace Norman? Age, family, height, crush, movies, contacts, profiles, worth

5. Kuli Roberts

Date of birth: 16th December 1972

Demise: 9th February 2022

Age at death: 49 years

Nomakula Kuli Roberts is one of the celebrities who died in 2022 in South Africa. She was a celebrated actress, radio and television personality, author, and fashion and beauty enthusiast. People remember her kind heart and pleasant personality. The bubbly media personality collapsed dead at about 10 p.m. on 9th February 2022, before heading to a radio interview. It was speculated that she died of a heart attack. However, the exact cause of death was not disclosed to the public.

6. Patrick Shai

Date of birth: 9th December 1956

Demise: 22nd January 2022

Age at death: 65 years

Patrick Molefe Shai is among the South African actors who died recently. The 65-year-old actor was known for starring in many South African series and films, including Generations, Soul City, Ashes to Ashes, Zero Tolerance, and Zone 14.


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