Rapper AKA dead: Family confirms passing
The family of South African rapper AKA who was shot dead last night in Durban, has confirmed his passing.
AKA’s family confirmed his passing in a statement, which was released on Saturday morning after reports that he was gunned down along with his bodyguard outside a restaurant in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday night.
His family said:
It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved son and confirm his untimely and tragic passing on the evening of February 10 2023. We are awaiting further details from the Durban police.
“To us, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, most importantly, father to his beloved daughter, Kairo. To many, he was AKA, Supermega, Bhova, and the many other names of affection his legion of fans called him by.
“Our son was loved and gave love in return. In this time of grief, we appeal for your compassion, space and time to congregate as a family and decide on the upcoming days.”
Forbes was shot dead in a drive-by shooting on Florida Road while he was standing outside Wish restaurant on Friday night.