South African Hip Hop star Pantsula Jabulani (Jabba) Tsambo is dead.

The South Africa entertainment industry was moved to sorrow and  shock by the sudden demise of a local talent, who rose to be an inspiration to many.

Hip Hop Pantsula was set to perform at Motus@MESH at the Mesh Club in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on Sunday.

Details surrounding the 38-year-old’s death is unconfirmed, but his wife reported that , Lerato Sengadi, confirmed his passing.

According to Sengadi:

“Yes, yes it’s true. I am with the family at the moment,”

Top celebrities have expressed sadness and condolences have started pouring in from his peers and fans including, AKA and Da L.E.S.