A 28-year-old rapper has died after reportedly collapsing whereas acting on stage in South Africa.
Tributes have been paid to Costa Titch, whose actual title was Constantinos Tsobanoglou.
Footage on social media confirmed him showing to stumble and fall to the bottom throughout his set earlier than being helped to his toes.
The South African star continued to carry out and completed his monitor a couple of seconds later earlier than falling for a second time.
The incident reportedly occurred in entrance of followers on the Ultra Music Festival on the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg on Saturday. He died later in hospital.
In an Instagram publish, his household confirmed his demise and thanked followers for his or her assist.
“Death has tragically knocked at our door. Robbing us of our beloved son, brother and grandson, Constantinos Tsobanoglou (28), who South Africa had come to love and idolise under his stage name “Costa Titch”, they stated.
“It is with deep pain that we find ourselves having to acknowledge his passing at this time.”
The household added: “We are grateful for the emergency responders and all these current in his final hours on this earth.
“As a family we are faced with a difficult time as we try to make sense of what has befallen us and ask that we be afforded the time and space to gather ourselves.
“The Tsobanoglou household thanks you for the love and assist you have got given to our son and should you proceed to uplift him even in spirit.”
UK electronic music group Clean Bandit left a broken heart emoji on the post, while Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse wrote “Rest in peace” with a tearful emoji.
The Southern African Music Rights Organisation wrote on Twitter: “SAMRO is saddened by the passing of in style rapper Costa Tsobanoglou, higher referred to as Costa Titch.
“Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and broader music industry.”
Costa Titch, whose songs embrace Big Flexa and Activate, began his profession as a backing dancer earlier than making the transition to a rapper.
In February, he introduced on Instagram that he had partnered with fellow rapper Akon’s file label Konvict Kulture.
In the identical month, one other South African rapper known as AKA, whose actual title was Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was shot useless in Durban. He was 35.