Popular South African Musician, Costa Titch slump, dies on stage
The rapper, whose full name is Costa Tsobanoglou, reportedly collapsed while performing at the Ultra music festival on Saturday, 12 March 2023.
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 somber reactions from industry colleagues.
Taking to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter, Phil Mphela wrote: “RIP Costa Titch
Nelspruit-born artist and dancer, real name Costa Tsobanoglou, has passed away.
He was 27. #RIPCostaTitch.”
Fellow musician Junior Da Rocka and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema are among those to seemingly reference the rapper’s passing.
Costa, who is also a dancer, was born in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga in 1995 and is known for several hits, including Nkalakatha and Activate.
The passing of Titch comes as music fans are still mourning the loss of fellow rapper AKA, whose real name was Kiernan Forbes, who was shot outside of a restaurant in Durban by unknown hitmen which the South African Police Service (SAPS) is still investigating the case.
Interestingly, both Costa Titch and AKA have collaborated on a song called Super Soft.
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