Rapper Costa Titch from South Africa passed away after collapsing on a festival stage in Johannesburg. Costa Titch stumbled while performing on Saturday, March 11, at the Ultra Music Festival inside the Nasrec Expo Centre. Costa Titch was assisted to his feet by other background dancers but after standing up, he collapsed again and was then quickly assisted. Many of Costa Titch's fans and followers posted the video of his final moments on social media. A heartfelt note from his family was posted on his Instagram profile shortly after he passed away.
The Statement reads, “Death has tragically knocked at our door. Robbing us of our beloved son, brother and grandson, Constantinos Tsobanoglou (28), who 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.”
His family added: “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 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".
The 28-year-old was a budding star in the amapiano genre of South Africa's music industry. Following the success of his tracks Big Flexa and Activate, Costa Titch signed with Akon's record label Konvict Kulture in February, according to Independent Online. Akon joined Big Flexa (Remix), which also featured Ma Gang Official and Alfa Kat. His passing occurs as the South African music scene is still mourning the passing of rapper AKA.
In February, the artiste was murdered in Durban, South Africa. Both AKA and Costa Titch were great friends and even collaborated on the track Super Soft, in 2021.
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