|Birth name||Linda Mkhize|
25 June 1981|
Gauteng, South Africa
08 August 2018 (aged 37)|
ProKid (born Linda Mkhize on 25 June 1981 - 08 August 2018) was a South African rapper, recording artist and Record Producer. His 2005 "Ghetto Science" was perhaps his magnum opus. ProKid is considered a pioneer of South African Hip Hop. He later in his career he went by the moniker of Pro, stylised PRO. He died in the early in the evening of Wednesday of 08 August 2018 after suffering a seizure.
ProKid died in the early in the evening of Wednesday of 08 August 2018 after suffering a seizure. Prior to his death there had not been any reports alluding to his illness.
"The legendary SA hip-hop artist affectionately known as ProKid ... passed away on Wednesday. He suffered a severe seizure attack while visiting friends and paramedics were called in to assist. They did their best to revive him to no avail and called his time of death at 8.38pm," read part of the statement.
Speaking to Drum ProKid’s cousin Nhlanhla Mohlauli said: “We are feeling so much better. It ended the speculations and the wrong statements in the media that he died because of drugs and alcohol abuse. They (results) proving that it was none of that.”
On 15 August 2018, ProKid’s family revealed that he suffered a Hemosuccus Pancreaticus, a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding.
ProKid is survived by his mother Fikile, father Zwelakhe Kheswa, wife Ayanda, and 3-year old daughter, Nonkanyezi. He will be laid to rest at West Park Cemetery. The funeral service will take place at the UJ Soweto Campus at 8:00.