Sensational, revered, celebrated, prolific rapper AKA’s family has released an official statement regarding his passing.
The statement was issued through AKA’s representatives via his official Instagram account and confirms the devastating news that has sent shockwaves through the South African music industry and beyond.
In the statement, AKA’s family expressed their deep gratitude for the outpouring of love and support they have received in the wake of the rapper’s passing. They thanked fans, fellow musicians, and the media for their kind words and condolences, saying that they have provided some comfort during this difficult time.
The statement also provided some details about AKA’s funeral arrangements, which will be private and by invitation only.
The family has requested that their privacy be respected during this time and that they be given the space to grieve their loss.
“It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved son, and confirm his untimely and traggic passing on the evening of February 10,2023. We are awaiting further details from the Durban Police.
To us, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, most importantly father to his beloved daughter Kairo.
To many he was AKA, SUPAMEGA, BHOVA and the many other names of affection his legion of fans called him by. Our son was loved and he gave love in return. In this time of grief we appeal for your compassion, space and time to congregate as family to decide on the upcoming days.
We thank you for the love and support we have received thus far, and ask you continue to keep us in your praysers and uplifted in the Lord.
Tony and Lynn Forbes,” the official statement read.
AKA, born Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was a beloved figure in the South African music industry and a respected icon to many fans. He rose to fame in South Africa with his debut album, “Alter Ego,” which was released in 2011.
Over the course of his career, AKA released several critically acclaimed albums and won numerous awards, including several South African Hip Hop Awards, South African Music Awards, and Metro FM Awards.
The news of AKA’s death has come as a shock to the music industry and to fans around the world.
Tributes have poured in from all corners of the globe, with fans, fellow musicians, and politicians expressing their condolences and sharing their memories of the rapper.
In conclusion, the official statement from AKA’s family provides some comfort to his fans and the South African music community during this difficult time.
AKA’s death has left a void in the South African music industry and in the hearts of his fans, but his legacy will live on through his music and the countless lives he touched and inspired. Our thoughts and prayers go out to AKA’s family and friends during this trying time.