At the moment, the music industry is mourning the loss of South African rapper Costa Titch. According to his family’s statement issued on Instagram, the musician passed away on Saturday this weekend after collapsing on stage at a Johannesburg music festival.
Costa passed away at the tender age of 28. The heartbreaking news of the untimely death of the rapper was confirmed by his family on his official Instagram page. Read on to know the cause behind the demise of Costa Titch.
South African rapper Costa Titch dies after collapsing on stage
On Sunday, Titch’s family announced the news of his death on the social media platform Instagram. At the time of his death, he was only 28 years old. As of this moment, the actual cause behind Costa’s death has not been revealed publicly.
Costa’s family started by writing, “Death has tragically knocked at our door. Robbing us of our beloved son, brother, and grandson. Constantinos Tsobanoglou (28), whom South Africa had come to love and idolize under his stage name “Costa Titch.” It is with deep pain that we find ourselves having to acknowledge his passing at this time.”
According to Cape Town Etc, Titch was performing at the Nasrec Expo Centre when he fell over onstage. Soon after the fall, an individual helped the rapper who briefly regained his footing before collapsing again.
His family went on to say, “We are thankful for the emergency responders and all those present in his last hours on this earth. As a family we are faced with a difficult time as we try to make sense of what has befallen us and ask that we be afforded the time and space to gather ourselves.”
The family concluded, “The Tsobanoglou family thanks you for the love and support you have given to our son, and may you continue to uplift him even in spirit. Please keep us in your prayers and uplifted in the Lord.”
What did the organizers of the music festival have to say about Costa Titch’s death?
Soon after Costa Titch’s passing was announced, the organizers of the Ultra Music Festival South Africa also put out a statement on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
They issued a statement that read, “We are devastated by the sudden lose of the beloved South African artist Costa Titch, who tragically passed away this weekend. Costa was a galvanizing voice amongst South Africa’s amapiano scene – a talented rapper, dancer, songwriter, collaborator and friend to the festival.”
Who was Costa Titch?
Costa Titch was born in Nelspruit, South Africa. Before stepping into the world of rap music, he was a backup dancer. He was most noted for mixing traditional South African culture with trap beats.
The most famous song of the South African rapper Costa Titch was Big Flexa which went viral on the video-sharing app TikTok in the year 2021. Later on, a remix version of the song featuring musician Akon was also released.
We send our deepest condolences to the friends and family members of the rapper Costa Titch during this time of difficulty. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.