He was known in South Africa for his title “Big Flexa”, which recorded 45 million views on Youtube. Rapper Costa Titch, real name Costa Tsobanoglou, died Saturday night “while performing in concert” in the suburbs of Johannesburg, police told AFP on Sunday.
On videos of the Saturday evening concert widely shared on social networks, the rapper, microphone in hand, collapses for the first time, seeming to make a simple fall. He continues to sing, but once again collapses further upstage, with the performers performing with him then rushing to pick him up. The cause of death has not yet been established, an autopsy is scheduled.