South African singer, Costa Tsobanoglou, better known as Costa Titch tragically passed away on Saturday, March 11.
The rapper reportedly collapsed and died while performing on stage at the Ultra music festival.
A now-viral video that surfaced on social media revealed the moment the singer fell while singing but later continued after being lifted by his security. He, however, fell again and was taken off the stage.
Costa, who is also a dancer, was born in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa in 1995 and is known for several hits, including his popular song “Big Flexa”.
The news of Costa Titch’s death was confirmed by entertainment commentator Phil Mphela on Twitter just before midnight and was followed by a string of sombre reactions from industry colleagues.
Mphela tweeted: “RIP: Costa Titch. Nelspruit-born artist and dancer, real name Costa Tsobanoglou, has passed away. He was 27.”
Fellow musician Junior Da Rocka and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema are among those to seemingly reference the rapper’s passing.
His death comes as music fans are still mourning the loss of fellow rapper AKA, whose real name was Kiernan Forbes.
AKA was shot outside of a restaurant in Durban by unknown hitmen and the South African Police Service (SAPS) are still investigating the case. Interestingly, Costa Titch and AKA collaborated on a song called Super Soft.