The funeral of award-winning hip-hop artist Linda Mkhize, better known as ProKid, took place on Sunday. His funeral service took place at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus on Sunday morning.
He will be laid to rest at the Westpark Cemetery’s ‘Heroes Acre’, with memorable artists such as Robbie Malinga and Mandoza also having been buried there.
ProKid passed away suddenly on August 8 after suffering from a seizure while visiting friends. The official cause of death was pancreatic bleeding. He was 37.
The artist numerous albums, including the 2005 debut “Heads and Tales”, Dankie San in 2007, and Snakes & Ladders in 2009, earned him a numerous awards from the HYPE Awards and the Channel O Music Video Awards, but he never managed to scoop a Sama.
A memorial was held at the Newtown Music Factory in Johannesburg on Thursday, where fans were allowed a chance to pay their last respects to the hip-hop star.
The memorial was attended by many prominent people, such as Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, department of arts and culture director-general Vusimusi Mkhize, Gauteng arts and culture MEC Faith Mazibuko, among other local artists.
Tributes poured in for the late hip-hop star. His closest friends, family members and members of the music industry gathered to pay their final respects to him.