By Citylife Arts Reporter
Popular South African artist, Costa Tsobanoglou, widely known as Costa Titch, has died.
The ‘Big Flexa’ rapper and dancer reportedly died while performing at the Ultra Music Festival held in Johannesburg on Saturday.
In videos making rounds on the internet, he falls down during the performance, but continued singing after he was picked up by his bodyguard. He however slumped a second time and had to be carried off stage.
Tributes have been pouring in on Twitter since the news broke. EFF’s Commander in Chief, Julius Malema expressed his shock at the news of his passing.
Costa Tsobanoglou, was a rising artist from Mbombela, his most successful single, Big Flexa, has received over 45 million views on YouTube, and a remix featuring US artist Akon was recently released.
Costa’s death is another huge loss for the South African music industry after his colleague, Kiernan Forbes alias AKA, was shot dead in February.
We will bring you updates as they unfold.