Rapper Dead at 28 After Collapsing Mid-Performance

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South African rapper Costa Titch, who was born Constantinos Tsobanoglou, died Saturday after collapsing during a performance in Johannesburg Saturday.

The 28-year-old stumbled and fell while on stage, footage on social media showed, was helped to his feet, and then collapsed again, this time actually falling off the stage to the ground.

Security personnel picked Titch up and carried him backstage. He later died in the hospital, according to Sky News.

WARNING: The following video contains footage that some viewers will find disturbing.

“Death has tragically knocked at our door. Robbing us of our beloved son, brother and grandson, Constantinos Tsobanoglou (28), who South Africa had come to love and idolise under his stage name “Costa Titch”, his family wrote on Instagram Sunday. “It is with great pain that we find ourselves having to acknowledge his passing at this time.”

The family thanked the first responders and others who tried to help Titch and were with him at the end of his life, and asked for privacy as they grieve.

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