The family of South African rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, better known as AKA, has released a statement confirming his death.
On Friday night, the rapper was shot many times in a drive-by shooting on Florida Road in Durban. The rapper's family issued a statement on his official Twitter account, expressing their deep sadness and begging followers to pray for his loved ones in the coming days.
"It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved son, and confirm his untimely and tragic passing on the evening of February 10, 2023. We are awaiting further details from the Durban Police.
To us, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, most importantly father to his beloved daughter Kairo. To many, he was AKA, SUPAMEGA, BHOVA and the many other names of affection his legion of fans called him by. Our son was loved and he gave love in return. In this time of grief, we appeal for your compassion, space and time to congregate as a family to decide on the upcoming days.
We thank you for the love and support we have received thus far and ask you to continue to keep us in your prayers and uplifted in the Lord."
Tony and Lynn Forbes declared in their statement that they are still waiting for more information from the Durban police department.
The police are investigating two counts of murder. According to them, the motive for the killing is yet unknown.
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