ProKid’s autopsy results reveal real cause of death

ProKid (Photo: Gallo)
ProKid (Photo: Gallo)

Johannesburg - Rapper ProKid’s post-mortem results have revealed the real cause of his death.

The 37-year-old, real name Linda Mkhize, died on Wednesday after he suffered a “severe seizure” according to the statement released his family.

But ProKid’s family have now revealed that the rapper suffered a hemosuccus pancreaticus – which is a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding.

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.”

He says the family is satisfied with the outcome of the autopsy. “We are happy. We went for a proper presentation and we were there when it was done, we are more than happy.”

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He revealed that even though everyone is welcome to attend ProKid’s send-off, his alleged mistress is not welcome to attend the funeral which will take place on Sunday.

Reports that ProKid had an alleged affair with a woman for a year surfaced shortly after his sudden death was announced.

“Anyone who comes with love and wants to celebrate Linda’s life, can come to the funeral. We are black people, culturally we don’t send invites to the funeral. However, for her* the invite is not out,” Nhlanhla explained.

“Everyone had a relationship with Linda but you don’t see them going to the media to explain what their relationship was. A person like that is not a person who is coming with an open mind or who you can trust and be sure won’t cause any problems. We are asking her to give us some space.”

Pro, as he is also known 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.

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*Name withheld

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