We reported last night the tragic passing of South African rapper AKA. Privately known as Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, the controversial musician was shot and killed at a popular night spot on Florida Road in Durban while standing on the pavement.
Now the family of AKA have confirmed his death in a statement posted on the artiste’s social media pages.
“It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved son, and confirm his untiming and tragic passing on the evening of February 10, 2023. We are awaiting further details from the Durban Police,” the statement read.
According to them, while AKA was a superstar to many, to them he was more than that — their own blood, and ask for privacy in these tough times.
“To us, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was a son, a brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, most importantly, father to his beloved daughter Kairo.
“In these time of grief, we appeal for your compassion, space and time to congregate as family to decide on the upcoming days.”
Read the full statement below.
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