Award-winning musician L'vovo Derrango has taken to his social media to open up following the passing of the award-winning rapper Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado popularly known as Riky Rick.
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In the video that he shared on Instagram, L'vovo tagged the country's president, Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, and others.
He said it is time time to speak up. He also encouraged people to be gentle to one another.
He added in translation, "Depression is real, and nobody cares about us. I always say people in the entertainment industry won't be killed by COVID but by depression. If there is anything we did wrong to our government or our leaders, we apologize."Meanwhile, Mzansi celebrities have expressed their shock all over social media following the passing of 'Boss Zonke' hitmaker Riky Rick.
The hip-hop star reportedly passed on earlier today. According to Sunday World, the 34-year-old allegedly committed suicide at his home in the north of Joburg.
A source told the publication that Riky Rick's management found him still alive in his home around 8 AM today and rushed him to hospital, but he died when they were on their way to the hospital.
The entertainment industry is still mourning the passing of legendary actor Patrick Shai who also reportedly took his own life last month.
Speaking at his memorial service, his wife said regardless of his flows, Patrick was just like everybody else.
“My kids, don't take seriously what people say about your father because you know him. He was no saint. I am not a saint and you are also not innocent but still, he was a human being. South Africa, let us forgive because God forgives all of us all the time.
“I am not an actor, I am realist. I am not a robot but a human being. I am not crying but crying for my kids and I don't know how are they going to recover from this. Patrick was like a child, he played a lot. I called him Ntwana," she said.
She added that her late husband loved his kids with all his heart. "He was a father first, he was a husband, he was a caretaker. He carried us. We were not perfect and he was not perfect. Being on TV doesn’t make you perfect...
"He was a perpetrator like all of you in this place. I was never intimidated by the beautiful women who became the wives of my husband. When he said ‘I am sorry, he meant it. My kids are hurting because of the country that my husband loved,” she said.
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