Family Values rapper Riky Rick revealed he suffered from chronic depression in the years leading up to his death while dealing with the loss of his father.
In previous interviews, the South African musician has talked about struggling with alcohol, turning to therapy, and feeling a longing for acceptance.
His family today confirmed the 34-year-old man’s sudden death today.
Riky Rick, whose real name is Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, said he has turned to therapy over the past few years to help process his father’s death.
In 2020, he said he had found himself on a “destructive path” while suffering from “chronic depression”.
He also detailed his problems with alcohol and sought help to deal with the challenges he was facing.
In an interview in 2015, Riky said he is the type of person who has a lot of personal trouble symptoms.
He said: “Although I was always the quiet kid at school, I always had to…always act in a certain way in order to be recognized… But in reality, I just wanted to be quiet.
“I always try to be an accepted character.”
He leaves behind his wife Bianca Naidoo, two children, a mother, and five siblings.
The 34-year-old’s cause of death has not yet been released.
A statement on behalf of the family read: “Son, husband, father, brother and uncle, Riky ‘Ricky’ Makhado (34 years old) sadly passed away this morning (February 23) in Johannesburg).
“Known lovingly as Riky Rick across the globe, he is greatly loved by his family, friends, and the entire entertainment industry.
“His love for family, friends and community is well known. Riky’s process of nurturing and developing young musical talent has been fully documented and will be forever remembered. “
His death comes after a mysterious final tweet he shared at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday just hours before his death.
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