South African rapper Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado who was popularly known in the entertainment circles as Ricky Rick is said to have taken his life at his estate home in the north of Joburg on Wednesday morning. He is alleged to have hung himself with a rope.
A source close to the situation revealed that Ricky Rick was found by his management team at his house at around 8.30 am on Wednesday. They rushed him to the nearby hospital as he was still alive
Ricky Rick is said to have died whilst they were ferrying him to the hospital.
“Unfortunately he died when they were en route to the hospital,” said the source who did not want to be named.
Sources claim that the multi-award winning rapper was suffering from severe depression. One of his posts where he was talking about mental health issues and how people never take their mental issues serious has surfaced on the internet. He wrote;
“They never take our mental health seriously. The pressure to be a man and a successful one for that matter is not easy we go through a lot we try so many times and we fail but we still get up and keep trying. Sometimes it becomes so heavy we try to find a easy way out.”
Meanwhile, Ricky Rick is the second popular personality in Mzansi to die from committing suicide this year. Renowned actor and GBV activist Patrick Shai was found dead in the garage of his home in January.
Src: Facts of the world.