Pro Kid Mkhize passed away on Wednesday night. Photo: @PROMkhize via Twitter

CAPE TOWN – Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs have paid tribute to musician Linda Mkhize, known as ProKid, who died on Wednesday night.

ProKid was visiting friends when he had a severe seizure, and paramedics were unable to revive him.

He was 37.

ProKid was a hip-hop artist who rapped in African languages, and produced hits such as ‘Sekele’ and ‘Ghetto Science’.

“Sad news about our Amakhosi Soldier ProKid. We send our Love & Peace to his family, we will miss you, hip hop icon and gentleman. May your talented and beautiful soul Rest In Peace. Amakhosi 4 Life!” Kaizer Chiefs tweeted on Thursday.

Other celebrities also expressed their sadness on social media.

Alongside a photo of a magazine cover she shared with ProKid, Bonang Matheba said on Twitter: “He was always so kind & sincere...bathong Linda..fela yalo papa? we lost an icon deepest condolences to Prokid’s family,friends & fans..Re re ba gomotsege, ba tie mo moweng ka nako e e thata e... May he Rest In Peace! Thank you for the music. #RIPProkid”

ProVerb tweeted: “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”



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