South African rapper Costa Titch collapsed and died while on stage at the Ultra Music Festival at the Expo Centre, in Johannesburg last night.
Costa Titch real name Costa Tsobanoglou was only 27 years old, at the time of his death.
Early reports have reported that Costa Titch had epilepsy, and that he may have experienced a seizure while on stage, which was triggered by the flashing lights.
Costa was born in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, and he is well known in the music industry for his several hits, including Big Flexa, Nkalakatha and Activate.
Costa was a rising star, a game changer really. He was making moves in the industry with his different sound, where he married hip hop and amapiano, and he was killing it.
While he remained an independent artist for most of his career, he was signed to Akon’s record label, Konvict Kulture.
“I’ve always wanted to remain independent and instead of signing to a major label, I’ve always wanted to partner with one.
“After the success of my 2022 catalogue we felt it was time to partner with a global entity so we can continue to push the barriers on an international scale.”
His death has shocked many South Africans, it’s another huge loss to the industry since the loss of AKA, and the many that lost their lives before him. He was gunned down in Durban, outside of Wish, and there have been no arrests yet.
May His Soul Rest in Peace.