Cape Town - Local celebrities have taken to Twitter to express shock and sadness following the death of hip-hop artists Linda 'ProKid' Mkhize.
Family of Mkhize confirmed the tragic news on Thursday, releasing an official press statement: "He suffered a severe seizure attack. Paramedics were called in to assist. They did their best to revive him to no avail."
He was 37.
Fans of the musician continue to pay tribute to Mkhize on social media, with many remembering his powerful lyrics.
Industry peers including Terry Pheto, Nandi Madida, ProVerb and Tbo Touch have also shared special messages on social media, calling him a "pioneer" and a "legend."
READ CELEBRITY TRIBUTES HERE:
1. Lerato Kganyago
2. Terry Pheto
3. Nandi Madida
To anyone reading this,mourn the way u see fit to mourn an incredible artist who moved people in different ways..non of us will ever know how many lives this king touched&u have every right to feel hurt by the passing of a very humble,talented soul???? #RIPProkid #RIPLindaMkhize— Nandi Madida (@Nandi_Madida) August 9, 2018
4. Tbo Touch
Praying the news is not true, but If it is then my brother I wish you safe passage into heaven. You were indeed a pioneer, a legend and one incredible Emcee. For the record I never considered you a ProKid but rather a ProKing! #RIPProKid #RipPRO #RIPLindaMkhize ???? pic.twitter.com/XgG9GzixFv— ProVerb (@ProVerbMusic) August 8, 2018
Dankie San you made ghetto metaphors and punchlines seem effortless, you birthed a whole generation of spitters that were inspired by your style. A rap pioneer, word engineer top 5 dead or alive. #RipProKid and condolences to your family. pic.twitter.com/NhDo19QUTJ— SlikourOnLife (@slikouron) August 9, 2018
7. Nasty C
RIP PRO ??????— STRINGS AND BLING OUT NOW (@Nasty_CSA) August 8, 2018
8. Thembisa Mdoda
My entire body just went cold ??. Thank you for everything you were, Linda. You legacy lives on???? !!! #RIPLindaMkhize— Thembisa Mdoda (@tembisa) August 9, 2018
9. Khanya Mkangisa
10. Thando Thabethe