The sad news of the passing of Jabulani Tsambo known to his fans as ‘Hip Hop Pantsula” leaves the music industry and music lovers shaken. The Hip Hop rapper known as HHP died yesterday following an era of depression. The news of his passing was confirmed by his family who have requested the media to give them privacy following the announcement of the passing of their family member. The statement read
It is with heavy hearts that we confirm that Jabulani Tsambo, known to his fans as Hip Hop Pantsula passed away today, Wednesday, 24 October 2018. At the time of his passing he was 38 years old. He is survived by his wife, his parents, two sisters, his son and nephew.”
Fans, Friends, celebrities and political parties have all since paid tribute to the Hip Hop star and sent their messages of support and condolences to the family and his girlfriend, publicist Lerato Sengadi who confirmed his death on Wednesday on TshisaLIVE.
— Black Coffee (@RealBlackCoffee) October 24, 2018
[Watch] (1/2). We are deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic passing of South African Hip Hop legend and one of the pioneers of Motswako music, Jabulani Tsambo popularly known as Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP). #RIPHHP #RIPJABBA pic.twitter.com/O2E64fwoha
— Arts & Culture (@ArtsCultureSA) October 24, 2018
— #0815773333 WhatsApp (@FreshBreakfast_) October 24, 2018
— BET Africa (@BET_Africa) October 24, 2018
— #FillUpMosesMabhida (@Mr_Majozi) October 24, 2018
Arcording to reports, HHP battled depression for years and in 2016 he revealed that he had attempted suicide on three occasions in 2015. His death comes just as the World Health Organisation marks World Mental Health Awareness Month in October. May His Soul Rest In Peace.