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Award winning SA hip-hop star 'Pro Kid' dies after 'severe seizure'

Hip-hop star Linda Mkhize has died.

Hip-hop star Linda Mkhize has died.

Published Aug 9, 2018

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Veteran South African hip-hop artist Linda Mkhize, better known as Pro Kid, has died. The award-winning musician suffered "a severe seizure attack whilst visiting friends," his family said in a statement released late on Wednesday night.

According to the family, paramedics were called to assist Mkhize but failed to revive him. He was pronounced dead at 20.38. 

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Some of the pioneering artist's better-known songs include the hits Abagcwali and Ghetto Science.

Tributes have been pouring in on Twitter for the 37-year-old musician, who many described as a pioneer and an inspiration to other artists.

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

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— SlikourOnLife (@slikouron) August 9, 2018

#RipProkid😭😭😭😭

You may be Gone but you still gave us these hits while you were still with us

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1. Sekele😭😭😭 #RIPPRO pic.twitter.com/Qu83qJFC59

— SA_HipHopExplicit (@hiphopexplicit) August 9, 2018

#RIPProKid

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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

Remember the ProKid & Kaydo battle at YFM? It was on Dj Fresh’s show!! Then the ProKid & Proverb battle? Maaaan!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥😭 #RIPProKid

— Trevor (@Lets_one) August 9, 2018

I can't believe this guy is no more. Lala ngokuthula nja yeGame #RIPProkid @DJFreshSA #FreshBreakFast pic.twitter.com/9jE74F0r0S

— sandileℹ (@nellie_S86) August 9, 2018

We send our deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of South African Hip Hop legend Pro Kid. #RIPProKid pic.twitter.com/kf7dgOZdsG

— BET Africa (@BET_Africa) August 9, 2018

This was my soundtrack during my depression. PRO was more than just a rapper to a lot of us from ko Soweto. His music was life. 💔 #RIPProkid pic.twitter.com/4P4blXzMlm

— Lesego Semenya (@LesDaChef) August 9, 2018

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