28-Year-Old South African Rapper, Costa Titch, Dies Suddenly After Collapsing on Stage

by J Pelkey
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South African rapper Costa Titch died suddenly this weekend hours after performing at a music festival in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Titch, whose real name is Constantinos Tsobanoglou, was only 28 years old.

Video from the event shows Titch fall over on stage before being helped back onto his feet. Titch then gets up for several seconds before collapsing again.


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His family confirmed the sad news on Instagram.

“Death has tragically knocked at our door. Robbing us of our beloved son, brother, and grandson. Constantinos Tsobanoglou (28), whom South Africa had come to love and idolize under his stage name ‘Costa Titch.’  It is with deep pain that we find ourselves having to acknowledge his passing at this time. We are thankful for the emergency responders and all those present in his last hours on this earth.”

“We are thankful for the emergency responders and all those present in his last hours on earth.  As a family we are faced with a difficult time as we try to make sense of what has befallen us and ask that we be afforded the time and space to gather ourselves.”

“The Tsobanoglou family thanks you for the love and support you have given to our son and may you continue to uplift him even in spirit.  Please keep us in your prayers and uplifted in the Lord.”

Festival organizers shared their condolences following the sad news.

“We are devastated by the sudden lose of the beloved South African artist Costa Titch, who tragically passed away this weekend.”

“Costa was a galvanizing voice amongst South Africa’s amapiano scene – a talented rapper, dancer, songwriter, collaborator and friend to the festival.”

Our deepest thoughts and most sincere sympathies are with his family, friends and entire community who are together mourning this heartbreaking loss.”

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