- HHP’s family have revealed that he felt like he was out of control in the hours leading up to his death
- Details are still very vague, but reports suggest that the rapper took his own life
- Producer Thabiso Tsotetsi knew about his demons, but thought that HHP had bounced back
Mzansi is still reeling from the news that hip-hop icon HHP has passed away, but it has come to light that the rapper was experiencing feelings of hopelessness in the days before his death.
Jabulani Tsambo, better known as HHP, had been battling with depression for some time and close members of the rapper’s family have revealed that he felt that his life was falling to pieces.
It is suspected that the ‘Mpintshe’ hit-maker took his own life, however the Tsambo family spokesperson, Edgar Makgeledise has not confirmed the rumours.
TimesLIVE reports that in a statement made by Makgeledise, he has said that he will not disclose any more information about HHP’s death until the results of the autopsy have been released.
Producer Thabiso ‘Thasman’ Tsotetsi was one of the first people to learn of the rapper’s passing as he was meant to be meeting with him later on in the day.
Tsotetsi received a phone call from HHP’s wife, which he initially thought was about their meeting, sadly it was to inform him of the tragic news.
The Sowetan reports that Tsotetsi and HHP had spoken a lot about his struggles with depression in the past as well as his previous suicide attempts, but he felt that the rapper was doing better.
In the hours leading up to his passing, HHP began talking about how he felt that he was losing it and going out of control.
Lerato Sengadi, the rapper’s wife, began to worry about HHP when he didn’t answer any of her calls, which was when their helper made the shocking discovery.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Lerato confirmed the news of her husband’s death on Wednesday, however she refused to say anything more.
Tributes have been pouring in on social media as fans and fellow celebs remember the star’s music and his life.
The family have asked for privacy during this difficult time and have vowed to make more details public once they have come to terms with their loss.
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