‘Riky Rick’s passing is a huge loss for the entertainment industry’

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Entertainment reporter Tinashe Venge says Riky Rick’s passing is not only a huge loss to the entertainment industry but to the country as a whole.

The South African rapper died this morning in Johannesburg. Family members say they are grateful for the messages of support but are requesting privacy to come to terms with their loss.

Venge says “He was a person at the intersection of what we call pop culture today, but also in the fashion world he was known as a pioneer.”

Venge shares more about the late artist:

People from all walks of life have taken to social media to send condolences after the artist’s passing.

Below are some of the tweets: