Family of Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, South African rapper, popularly known as AKA has confirmed his death.
The rapper was shot dead in a drive-by shooting on Florida Road on Friday night.
The family in a statement on his Twitter page expressed extreme sadness over the death and appealed for compassion, space and time to congregate.
They urged his fans to pray for his loved ones.
“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, SUPAMEGA, BHOVA and the many other names of affection his legion of fans called him by.
“Our son was loved and he gave love in return. In this time of grief we appeal for your compassion, space and time to congregate as family to decide on the upcoming days.
“We thank you for the love and support we have received thus far, and ask you to continue to keep us in your prayers and uplifted in the Lord,” the statement added.