South African rapper 34-year-old Riky Rick commits suicide, confirms family

The family of South African artist Riky Rick this afternoon confirmed his untimely passing with profound sadness.

Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, known professionally as Riky Rick, was a South African rapper. He is not only a singer but also a songwriter, singer, actor, composer, fashion designer and entrepreneur.


He was just 34 when he died. Son, husband, father, brother, uncle, Riky Rick Makhado sadly passed away in the morning on February 23 Wednesday in Johannesburg.

The South African famous singer Riky Rick was not only renowned in Africa but also globally. He was deeply loved by his family and the whole entertainment industry.

His love for family, friends, and society is well known. Riky’s promotion and development of young musical talent are well documented and will forever be remembered.

He has two children whom he left, his wife, his mother, and five siblings.

Moreover, the family of the Makhado has not commented on anything yet and humbly request that they do not disturb them and do interference in their personal life, they are already suffering a lot, and the time is challenging at this point. Even they ask that to keep Riky Rick in your prayers.

The family are also profoundly grateful for and appreciates the numerous messages of love and support received. These are felt deeply.


However, details of the funeral and memorial will be confirmed at a later stage.

Mr Makhado also tweeted on February 22, 2022, at 5:20 PM, in which he stated, “I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home.”

He gave many famous songs to the African industry, including ‘NAFUKWA’, he had hit singles with ‘UNGAZINCISHI’, ‘You And I’, and ‘Stay Shining’.

Some hidden resources stated that he committed suicide, allegedly hung himself with a rope after suffering from depression, and died at the early hours of the day after being rushed to the hospital. He took his life in his home.