South African Rapper AKA born Kiernan Forbes, was shot and killed on Friday Night in Durban, South Africa. He was only 35 years old.
AKA was fatally shot outside a popular nightspot on Durban’s Florida Road.
I can confirm that two men were killed and one of them is a well-known rapper.
Police will not be releasing any names of the victims yet until a full investigation is completed,”
law enforcement spokesperson Robert Netshiunda told South African News Outlet – News24
AKA’s parents — Tony and Lynn Forbes — Have called for “compassion, space and time to congregate, adding that the public should “keep us in your prayers“.
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 prayers and uplifted in the Lord.”
The rapper’s Durban visit where he tragically died was part of the continuation of his birthday celebration plus a tour ahead of his anticipated release of his Mass Country album on February 24.
Fans all over the world continue to mourn the Award Winning, industrious Rapper. He leaves behind a daughter, 7 years old, Kairo Forbes.