Police have confirmed that they have registered an inquest case following the death of musician Costa Tsobanoglou, known as Costa Titch.
Titch collapsed and subsequently died while performing at the Ultra SA Music Festival in Johannesburg on Saturday night.
Earlier, in a statement, Titch Gang Records confirmed his death and the family requested to be afforded time and space to mourn.
Gauteng Police Spokesperson Mavela Masondo says, “We can confirm that the police in SAPS Booysen have registered a case of inquest following the death of 28-year-old Mr Costa Tsobanoglou on 11 March 2023. It is reported that Tsobanoglou collapsed while he was performing at the Ultra South Africa concert at Nasrec.
Post-mortem will determine the cause of death.”
SAMRO say they are saddened by the rapper’s passing and have wished his family, friends and the broader music industry a heartfelt condolence.
Reaction from social media:
Imagine hearing this song for the first time and you look up the artists to find none of them is alive… #RIPRikyRick#RIPAAKA#RIPCostaTitch
— 🦋Smile & Wave Boys🦋 (@JabulileMalise) March 12, 2023
Rip Costa titch
Just yesterday u were in my house I did not know that would be the last time we will ever talk 😭 pic.twitter.com/HybyU4JkV5
— lola_fav💝🌹 (@lola_favv) March 12, 2023
RikyRick you said “we never die,we multiply”
but we are dying and subtracting 💔🙆🏽♂️
— Leeez Mphoza (@leez_mphoza) March 12, 2023
The Whole “Nkalakatha Remix” Has Passed On.#RIPCostaTitch #LongLiveSupaMegaLiveLong #WeNeverDieWeMultiply pic.twitter.com/EeHRhA3SBJ
— Middle Child Communications (@MiddleChildComs) March 12, 2023
Aka:welcome bro been waiting for you and have an idea about our next hit we gonna release here in heaven
Costa:yoo bro missed you dawg finally we gonna be together forever doing what we love most dawg#RIPCostaTitch pic.twitter.com/0PGHFOCwGH
— BLANC de NOIR 🥂🌺 (@Kea16103051) March 12, 2023