28-year-old South African rapper Costa Titch collapsed on stage while performing at the Ultra Music Festival South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday.
In video footage of the incident, it appears Costa Titch is pulled to his feet after initially collapsing a first time.
He collapsed again moments later and others rushed to his aid.
RIP Costa Titch pic.twitter.com/zQN4pvl6hD
— 𝐍𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐞 (@nwanyebinladen) March 11, 2023
Costa titch rapper died suddenly… pic.twitter.com/f8ocUoYJ4r
— Benny (@Benny54045914) March 12, 2023
The performing artist, whose real name is Constantinos Tsobanoglou, died following the incident.
NBC News reported:
South African rapper Costa Titch has died after he appeared to collapse on stage during a performance at a music festival over the weekend.
The rapper, whose real name is Constantinos Tsobanoglou, was 28.
Tsobanoglou performed at Ultra South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday. Video footage of his set circulated on social media, showing the rapper appear to fall on stage. He was picked up by a person next to him but after several seconds, he appeared to fall again and collapsed off the stage.
His cause of death is currently unknown.
Social media accounts shared condolences for the tragic loss.
As SA Hip Hop We have been robbed 💔💔.
RIP Costa Titch 🕊🕊🕊 pic.twitter.com/xrAxDD3eEi
— SA HIP-HOP (@SAHipHopTweets) March 11, 2023
South African Artist Costa Titch Dies After Collapsing On Stage🕊️ May he Rest in Eternal Peace🙏🏾 he was only 27 💔 pic.twitter.com/4R9OuPjNkG
— Raphousetv (RHTV) (@raphousetv2) March 12, 2023
RIP Popular South African rapper Costa Titch, he suffered a fatal collapse on stage at a Johannesburg festival this weekend. 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/U5FCvpJWHF
— No Jumper (@nojumper) March 12, 2023
His family shared these words on Instagram Sunday:
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.
We are thankful for the emergency responders and all those present in his last hours on 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.
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