South African rapper, Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known as Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) is died.
In a statement made available to newsmen by his wife and popular publicist, Lerato Sengadi, the 38-year-old rapper died on Wednesday, however, the cause of his death was not disclosed.
“Yes, yes it’s true, HHP has passed away and I am very much traumatised.
“I am with the family at the moment,” she said.
According to Times, two years ago SowetanLIVE reported that the rapper had admitted to attempting suicide three times in 2015 and that he had visited an online suicide website in an attempt to help him get information on how to end his life.
Following the confirmation of his passing, SA hip-hop heavyweights like Cassper Nyovest, AKA, DJ Cleo and Rouge took to their Twitter handle to write touching tributes to him.
HHP is known for hit songs such as ‘Tswaka’, ‘Bosso’, ‘Mpitse, and ‘Harambe’.
Alongside Proverbs and the late Prokid, he was among the first set of South African rappers who achieved mainstream success by mixing hip-hop and Kwaito genres.
His fans have also shared photos and videos of him on their social media handles.
Some of the awards he bagged were South African Music Award for Male Artist of the Year, MTV Africa Music Award for Video of the Year in 2009.