The South African rapper Linda Mkhize better known as Pro Kid passed away suddenly at the age of 37 yesterday night (August 8), and celebrities are taking to Twitter to mourn the loss of the entertainer.
“We’re deeply saddened by the tragic passing of a lyrical genius, pioneering Hip Hop Artist, Linda Mkhize (Prokid). Prokid took rapping in African languages to great heights & he will go down as one of the greatest & most influential Hip Hop Artists of his generation. #RIPProKid,” Minister Nathi Mthethwa said in a tweet.
Celebrities began tweeting condolences and memories as soon as the news broke moments ago.
See some of the tweets remembering Pro Kid below…
Praying the news is not true, but If it is then my brother I wish you safe passage into heaven. You were indeed a pioneer, a legend and one incredible Emcee. For the record I never considered you a ProKid but rather a ProKing! #RIPProKid #RipPRO #RIPLindaMkhize 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/XgG9GzixFv
— ProVerb (@ProVerbMusic) August 8, 2018
To anyone reading this,mourn the way u see fit to mourn an incredible artist who moved people in different ways..non of us will ever know how many lives this king touched&u have every right to feel hurt by the passing of a very humble,talented soul🙏🏽 #RIPProkid #RIPLindaMkhize
— Nandi Madida (@Nandi_Madida) August 9, 2018
— leratokganyago (@leratokganyago) August 9, 2018
Waking up to saddest news of Pro Kid’s untimely death!
One of Mzansi’s greatest lyricist!
Lala Pro! pic.twitter.com/s3I8L51RBN
— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) August 9, 2018
— Tbo Touch (@iamtbotouch) August 9, 2018
— Thembi Seete (@IamThembiSeete) August 9, 2018
— Luyanda Potwana (@LuyandaPotwana) August 8, 2018
Suddenly they wish they'd done more for you, they have regrets. They say you were the greatest, yet they never said it to you. They carried on like you didn't inspire them, like they started it all. Talking about their money like you didn't exist. #RIPProKid 🙏🏽
— matli mohapeloa (@matli_mohapeloa) August 9, 2018
Prokid paved a way for Kasi rappers and took SA Hip Hop to the top. He left giant footsteps that will live forever. Uthini Ngo Pro? The real game changer.#RIPProkid #IBelieve pic.twitter.com/rG6s1YJlgu
— 50degrees (@OskidoIBelieve) August 9, 2018
— Lesego Semenya (@LesDaChef) August 9, 2018
Dankie San you made ghetto metaphors and punchlines seem effortless, you birthed a whole generation of spitters that were inspired by your style. A rap pioneer, word engineer top 5 dead or alive. #RipProKid and condolences to your family. pic.twitter.com/NhDo19QUTJ
— SlikourOnLife (@slikouron) August 9, 2018