South African rapper HHP and King Kaka's friend, passed away, Tshisa Live reported yesterday.
Those close HHP, real name Jabulani Tsambo have reportedly detailed how he spoke about feelings of hopelessness and how he felt his life was spiraling out of control in the days before his death.
The star died at his Johannesburg home on Wednesday with well-known publicist and HHP's wife Lerato Sengadi confirming his death to TshisaLIVE from the scene.
"Yes, yes, it's true. I am with the family at the moment," said a traumatised Sengadi.
According to HHP is suspected to have taken his own life and that his body was discovered in his bedroom by his helper. The paper states that in HHP's last few hours he had spoken of how he was "losing it".
"I'm depressed. I'm going out of control. I'm losing it," he apparently said before taking his last bow.
HHP's longtime producer Thabiso Thasman Tsotetsi told the paper he was shocked to see his close friend's lifeless body on the bedroom floor but would not confirm whether the star committed suicide.
Tsambo family spokesperson Edgar Makgeledise told he could not comment on the details around HHP's death until an autopsy had been concluded.
"We cannot speak about the cause of death. We will await the results of the post-mortem and then comment on this."
HHP together with King Kaka and female rapper Wangechi did a song, 'Tulia Tu' back in 2014. The song was a hit and had over 80k views on YouTube.
The news of his death has shocked many including Wangechi who took to social media to jot down a long message.
"Saddened to hear about the passing on of HHP.... This hits deep cause the African rap game has lost a legend.
5 years ago I met HHP. I was still up coming and this is a pic from the recording session of Tulia Tu... He received one of the first copies of Consume and I remember he told me to send in tracks for me and one of his upcoming artists at that time "Casper Nyovest" to work on.
Though it didnt pull through cause they fell out he believed in this young femcee he met from Kenya.
I hope you've found peace. May your soul rap with the Angels 🙏"