Muziwendlovu Makhado popularly known as Riky Rick has been confirmed dead by close relatives.
Fans have been asking, Is Riky Rick still alive? However, Riky is reported to have taken his own life after battling intense depression.
We never saw this coming as Riky recently signed an endorsement deal with African Bank, and the rapper and his management were getting set to host another edition of Cotton Fest on 19th and 20th of March 2022.
He also was part of a huge Amapiano song, Sondela by Venom x Shishiliza.
Riky reportedly hanged himself at his estate home in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning 23 February.
The family spokesperson Sheikani Makhado has confirmed the news.
“The family is still meeting, and we will release a statement in due course. We ask for your understanding.”
It comes as a shock that Riky Rick took his life after he revealed in an interview about overcoming depressions, and how the death of his friends, Mpura and killer Kau, was a wakeup call.
“It has taught me to appreciate people and be cognisant of every moment spent with people because they don’t last forever,” he said.
“It’s really about learning to appreciate people and everything that we go through daily and making time for family and loved ones.”
Before Riky’s demise he posted a cryptic message on twitter which left fans in dismay. “I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home.”
I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home.
— MR MAKHADO (@rikyrickworld) February 23, 2022
Riky Rick is survived by his wife, Bianca and two kids.