Pretoria – HHP struggled with depression for a number of years, a close friend confirmed.
His publicist and wife, Lerato Sengadi, initially confirmed the sad news of the performer’s passing to Tshisa Live on Wednesday, though the details were not yet clear.
Jabulani Tsambo was born on 14 September 1980, and his first stage name was Hip Hop Pantsula, then shortened to HHP. He frequently performed in several languages, mostly in Setswana.
Twitter already started noting a stream of messages of condolence.
Just heard the most terrible news … another icon gone too soon. 💔
— AKA (@akaworldwide) October 24, 2018
— Sfiso Mthethwa (@SfisoHeroMtetwa) October 24, 2018
It’s so sad about HHP man.
— Aubs (@Aubreychiibi) October 24, 2018
Guys is this true that HHP is no longer with us??? pic.twitter.com/7dkLBsFjf3
— African Unicorn (@asanda_tee) October 24, 2018