Jabulani Tsambo aka HHP died on Wednesday afternoon October 24th, but details about the cause of his death were not immediately available.
His death was confirmed by his wife and popular publicist, Lerato Sengadi.
“Yes, yes it’s true. I am with the family at the moment, ” said a traumatised Sengadi.
HHP has previously been open about his struggle with depression.
Fans and fellow artists have begun sharing their tributes to HHP on social media and expressed their shock.
“Just heard the most terrible news … another icon gone too soon,” rapper AKA said on Twitter.
Fellow hip hop artist Da L.E.S said in a tweet:
“Bad News for HIP HOP TODAY.”