Popular South African singer and dancer Costa Tsobanoglou, famously known as Costa Titch, has died after collapsing on stage during a performance at a music festival.
The musician, best known for danceable buzzing Amapiano signature, was performing at the Ultra Music Festival on Saturday in Johannesburg, when he reportedly had a seizure.
He was 27-year-old.
No official statement has been made by the singer’s family at the time of filing this report, but condolence messages have been pouring in across social media including from popular Nigerian Disk Jockey (DJ) Imohiosen Patrick, professional known as DJ Neptune.
Costa would be remembered for his classic hits such as ‘Big Flexa’ featuring C’Buda M, ‘Maitama’ featuring Nigerian duo Temi and Mayorkun, his feature on Mavin records signee Crayon’s ‘Ijo (Laba Laba)’ remix and 2022 hit ‘Superstar’ with Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz.
His unfortunate death comes only a few weeks after another South African musician Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, professionally known as AKA, was shot dead aged 35 in an apparent targeted shooting outside a restaurant in Durban.
The rapper was standing outside Wish, a restaurant on Florida road with his friend Tebello Motsoane, who was also killed in the incident, when a hooded gunman ran up to them and shot from point blank range to Forbes’ head.
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