Award-winning South African hip hop artist Riky Rick, born Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, has died.
Makhado (32), reportedly committed suicide at his estate home in the north of Johannesburg on Wednesday morning.
Sunday World reported several sources as saying Makhado hung himself with a rope after suffering from severe depression.
He was reportedly found by his management team at his house at about 8.30 am who then rushed him to a nearby hospital as he was still alive. He however passed away en route to the hospital.
Riky Rick was the founder and owner of the record label Cotton Club Records. He was well known for fashion and setting trends.
He is known by several other names including Boss Zonke, Master Makhado and Minister of Energy and King Kotini.