Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, popularly known as Riky Rick, passed away on Wednesday 23 February. The star rapper allegedly took his own life after a long battle with depression. The hip-hop star’s family has announced the details for his funeral and memorial service.
RIKY RICK’S PASSING
Sources told Sunday World that Riky Rick hung himself with a rope. Another source revealed that he was found by his management team at his home in Johannesburg north around 08:30 am on Wednesday morning.
He passed away while en route to the hospital.
In a statement sent to News24, his family said: “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.”
FAMILY ANNOUNCES FUNERAL AND STATEMENT DETAILS
In another statement sent to News24 on Friday 25 February, the Makhado shared that they were “deeply moved” by the global outpouring of support for Riky Rick.
The Makhado family also announced that a private funeral for Riky Rick will take place in Johannesburg on Tuesday 1 March. The ceremony will be live-streamed and will take place from 10:00.
The memorial service will take place on Friday 4 March from 10:00 and will also be live-streamed.
TRIBUTES FOR RIKY RICK CONTINUE TO POUR IN
Tributes are still pouring in from hip-hop fans over Riky Rick’s passing. One tweep wrote: “Riky Rick’s passing still feels so unreal.”
“I’m going through Riky Rick’s Instagram and it doesn’t make any sense. It’s just so sad,” wrote another tweep.
“Long live the spirit legacy of King Kotini.”
Riky Rick’s passing still feels so unreal 💔
— Malome Soft life. (@UnkelChubbz) February 25, 2022
I’m going through Riky Rick’s instagram and it doesn’t make any sense. It’s just so sad . Rest In Peace Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado
— Letom (@Arhcent) February 25, 2022
"Cotton Eaters Never Die, We Multiply."
Long live the spirit legacy of King Kotini, Riky Rick, Boss Zonke.. uLiky Lick🕊️
— Mr Krabbz (@Karabo_Thulare1) February 25, 2022