Jabulani Tsambo‚ better known as Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP)‚ has died at age 38.
Following reports of HHP’s death, many fans took to social media to pay respects to the South African rapper. The hip-hop star’s wife, Lerato Sengadi, confirmed the news of his death to TshisaLIVE.
The late rapper’s cause of death has not been revealed at this time.
HHP, also known as Jabba Man, had previously opened up about suffering from depression. Two years ago, SowetanLIVE reported that Tsambo had attempted suicide three times in 2015. The late rapper also reportedly researched suicide-assistance website and revealed that his therapy and medication left him feeling lethargic.
I’m shaking. WTF?! ??????? #RIPHHP
— #OwnYourThrone? (@Boity) October 24, 2018
The biggest smiles hide the deepest pain. #RIPHHP
— Sir Awesome ? (@LungaShabalala) October 24, 2018
— iam Sandiso (@ZwideHY) October 24, 2018
It’s never too LATE to get help Depression and Suicide is a REAL THING!
Don’t suffer in silence
— Lasizwe Dambuza (@lasizwe) October 24, 2018
Hip Hop Pantsula is from the capital city of the North-West Province of South Africa. At the time of his death, HHP was reportedly working on a new album. He had previously released 10 albums and recently released a five-track EP titled Feels Good To Be Back.
I'm GUTTED. I went to high school with Jabs. I listened to him sing in the choir. We went to rugby training. I was around for Verbal Assassins. The last time I saw him we chatted candidly and he sounded happy and optimistic. My heart is sore ?? #RIPHHP A talent has been taken.
— Enduring Longererer. (@RobForbesDJ) October 24, 2018
Tributes were also posted on an Instagram photo his wife Lerato Sengadi previously shared on his birthday, below.
Fans have been left stunned by his untimely passing. The rapper made music for over a decade gaining many supporters across South Africa.
His last Instagram post was a tribute to rapper Flabba, who died in 2015 due to a fatal stab wound.
HHP is survived by his children and wife.