South African rapper and dancer, Costa Titch, has passed away.
The rapper, whose real name is Costa Tsobanoglou collapsed on stage during his performance at the Ultra South Africa festival, at Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg on Saturday, March 11, 2023.
He reportedly died after.
His family confirmed the tragic news on March 11 in a statement on social media.
“Death has tragically knocked at our door.
Robbing us of our beloved son, brother and grandson, Constantinos Tsobanoglou (28), who South Africa had come to love and idolize under his stage name “Costa Titch”. It is with deep pain that we find ourselves having to acknowledge his passing at this time.
The family also asked for privacy as they process the loss, and requested the public to “please keep us in your prayers.”
Costa Titch’s Cause Of Death: How Did He Die?
According to reports, the 28-year-old collapsed on stage during his performance at the Ultra Music Festival at the Nasrec Expo Centre on Saturday (March 11). No official cause of death has been announced by the family, but the “Big Flexa” rapper has a history of epilepsy, and could have suffered a seizure due to the flashing lights. Many social media users also believe his death was a result of the Covid-19 vaccine, which has allegedly been responsible for the deaths of so many athletes.
Out of respect for his family and fans it’s best not to speculate while we wait for an autopsy report to determine the actual death cause.
Costa Titch Personal Life, Wiki And Bio
Costa Titch is a South African rapper, songwriter, and dancer. He was born in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa, on May 11, 1995. Costa Titch’s real name is Costa Tsobanoglou, and he has Greek and South African heritage.
He began his music career in 2017 and gained popularity with his debut single “Nkalakatha,” which was a remix of the late Mandoza’s song of the same name. The song was a massive hit, and it earned Costa Titch his first gold plaque.
Since then, he has released several other popular singles and collaborations, including “Thembi” featuring Boity, “Phumalapho” featuring Blxckie and 25K, and “Areyeng” featuring Riky Rick and DJ Maphorisa.
Costa Titch’s music is a blend of South African hip-hop, trap, and kwaito, with lyrics that often mix English and isiZulu. He is known for his energetic and entertaining live performances, which often feature his impressive dance skills.
In 2020, Costa Titch released his debut album, “Made In Africa,” which featured collaborations with several South African artists, including AKA, Riky Rick, and Sjava. The album was well-received by fans and critics alike and solidified his position as one of the rising stars of South African hip-hop. He recently signed to Senegalese-American rapper Akon’s record label Konvict Kulture.
Akon was also on one of the remixes of Twitch’s biggest hit “Big Flexa”
Costa Titch’s death comes a month after the death of another South African rapper, AKA, who was killed during a shooting outside Wish restaurant on February 10.
Costa Titch Funeral
A memorial celebrating Costa Titch’s life was held on Saturday, March 18, at Bloom in Bedfordview at 14 Hawley Road.
Guests were encouraged to dress in all-black with a dash of green, in honor of Costa.
The memorial was originally scheduled for March 16, but was eventually postponed so more supporters of the ‘Big Flexa’ hitmaker could attend.
“We regret to inform you that Costa Titch’s Memorial will be postponed. This is due to some of the Titch Gang Fans nationally and worldwide who would have loved to be part of this but are unfortunately unable to make it, due to the short notice.” read a postponement statement by the Tsobanoglou family.
“As we all know Costa was all about inclusivity and unity, he would have loved to have everyone who he loved, and who supported him to all be there.”
Rest in Peace Costa Twitch!