ALBAWABA - South African rapper Costa Titch was performing on stage before he suddenly collapsed on stage and perished as his audience watched.
The 27-year-old rapper, Costa Titch, whose real name was Constantinos Tsobanoglou, was performing his last song of the setlist and lost consciousness while performing at the Ultra Music Festival at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg Saturday.
In a video posted on Twitter, Titch is seen tripping over, getting up to finish his song, while another man on stage told fans to put their hands up.
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Afterwards, the rapper appeared unsteady on his feet and collapsed again.
The rapper's death was confirmed in a statement by his family. "Death has tragically knocked at our door, robbing us of our beloved son, brother and grandson. It is with deep pain that we find ourselves having to acknowledge his passing at this time."
"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 afford the time and space to gather ourselves," the statement said.
It added: "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."