Riky Rick Is Dead
Although his family is yet to release an official statement, a popular gossip page, Maphepha Ndaba, reported that the 34-year-old rapper took his own life by hanging himself until he was discovered on Wednesday morning, February 23, 2022.
The tweet reads, “South African rapper Riky Rick has committed suicide. Friends found him hanging. The sad news is already circulating amongst top celebrities in the country.”
— MAPHEPHANDABA (The Gossip Club) (@Maphephandaba1) February 23, 2022
According to Daily Sun, a source close to the situation alleged that the rapper was found by close friends and was rushed to a nearby hospital.
The source said, “Everyone is still at the hospital trying to sort out everything, it is painful, the wound is still fresh and they are still coming into terms with everything.”
Riky Rick Cause Of Death
His management are yet to issue a statement on why the rapper took his own life, but his last tweet — “I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home” — is a confirmation that he contemplated suicide.
I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home.
— MR MAKHADO (@rikyrickworld) February 23, 2022
Riky, who has publicly spoken out about his struggle with drugs and mental illness, revealed to Drum magazine back in 2020 that he had started going for therapy many years earlier.
South Africans and Riky Rick’s fans have taken to social media to mourn the rapper.
No no no no no no no no no 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯
— Madumane (@DjMaphorisa) February 23, 2022
— Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) February 23, 2022
I'm actually in tears over the news about Ricky Rick. So many of us are fighting silent battles and you end up feeling like no one understands or wants to listen to you so you just decide to end your life. I pray for strength for all of those dealing with mental health issues ❤️
— Gabbie_K 🍯 (@Gabbie_Kamo12) February 23, 2022
Boss zonke ain't no way Ricky Rick is gone !! 😭😭😭😭 💔💔💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/4jPfHV6HX5
— 🌻Tau🌬️🌞 (@LeboTaus) February 23, 2022
Not Ricky Rick man 💔💔 COTTON EATERS NEVER DIE. I'm really heartbroken. GOAT pic.twitter.com/BGfKESilOR
— Wandile (@Wandhi_SA) February 23, 2022
💔 I'm so hurt… RIP Ricky Rick pic.twitter.com/WO3UjvlRgi
— BuchuleSobetwa25 (@BuhleSobs) February 23, 2022
The sad news comes just a few weeks after the winner Miss USA pageant, Cheslie Kryst committed suicide by allegedly jumping from her high-rise apartment in Manhattan, New York.