Akon has reacted to the news of Costa Titch’s death. The Senegalese-American rapper, who signed Costa to his Konvict Kulture record label in February reflected on the South African’s life in a tribute post shared on Instagram.
“Costa Titch was more than just an artist. He was a brilliant superstar and hardworking man with a kind heart which endeared him to all around him,” Akon wrote. “I remember when Babs played me his record for the first time. I was convinced that he was going to make an impact in this world. Costa Titch had a vision that I knew for sure would take over the music industry globally and was on his way to doing just that when god’s plan intervened.
“It’s been a sad day but what makes me feel better is that I know he died doing what he loved doing the most in this world. God bless you COSTA!!!!!
The ‘Lonely’ rapper added, “The entire team at Konvict Kulture have lost a brother and an important member of the family.” He also sent his condolences to Costa’s “family and friends.”
As we previously reported, Costa Titch born Constantinos Tsobanoglou collapsed twice onstage, in quick succession, during a weekend performance at the Ultra South Africa festival, at Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg on Saturday, March 11.
His team and emergency responders attempted to resuscitate him, but they were unable to save his life. He was pronounced dead hours later.
“It is with deep pain that we find ourselves having to acknowledge his passing at this time,” the family wrote in a statement. They also asked the public to “please keep us in your prayers” as they deal with the loss.
No official cause of death has been announced. Costa was 28.