CAPE TOWN- Funeral and memorial service details for South African artist Riky Rick will be confirmed in due course, his family said on Wednesday.
Son, husband, father, brother and uncle, Riky ‘Ricky’ Makhado, 34, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Joburg.
Affectionately known as Riky Rick across the globe, he was deeply loved by his family, friends and the entire entertainment industry.
“His love for family, friends and community is well known.
“Riky’s nurturing and developing of young musical talent is well documented, and will forever be remembered,” his family said.
He leaves behind his wife, two children, his mother and five siblings.
“The Makhado family humbly request privacy as they go through this extremely difficult period of grieving.
“The family has not appointed a spokesperson at this point and they ask that you please keep them in your prayers.
“The family are also deeply thankful for and appreciates the countless messages of love and support received.
“These are felt deeply.
“Details of the funeral and memorial will be confirmed at a later stage.
“With much love and thanks, the Makhado family… ”
In his last Twitter post, Ricky Rick posted: “I’ll return a stronger man.
“This land is still my home.”