Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes Death: Beloved South African Rapper, Dead At 35
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was shot dead, outside a night spot on Durban’s Florida Road around 22:00 in the clock. The South African Raper was killed during the shootout, as he was shot while standing on the pavement along with another victim; the officers have not revealed the details of the victim.
According to reports, the paramedics arrived instantly to revive them, but they failed miserably as the rapper was shot six times along with two others who died due to severe injuries and excessive bleeding from the shot.
What Is The Statement Regarding This Tragic Incident?
Paramedic Garrith Jamieson released a statement that read “On arrival, paramedics met chaos and a scene where two men, believed to be in their late 30s, sustained multiple gunshot wounds”.
He added that “Paramedic assisted the men and unfortunately the first male had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and showed no signs of life and was declared deceased at the scene.”
As the investigation is ongoing, it is unclear who was behind the gun firing the trigger. The families of the victims are eagerly waiting for an update on the development of the double-murder case.
The reports further suggest that two cars drove past the two individuals as they unleashed a hail of bullets at the target while they stood on the pavement of one of the popular night spots on Durban’s Florida Road.
The South African rapper is now survived by his brother, both of his parents, and more importantly, her beautiful daughter Kairo.
In light of his death, his parents, Tony, and Lynn Forbes expressed their feelings via social media as they confirmed the tragic news of their son.
The statement reads “It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved son, and confirm his untimely and tragic passing on the evening of February 10, 2023.” they added that they were awaiting further details from Durban Police.
They continued “To us, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, and most importantly father to his beloved daughter Kairo.” They went on to say that he was known by many names such as SUPAMEGA, BHOVA, and many others by his affectionate fans.
They also added that “Our son was loved and he gave love in return. In this time of grief, we appeal for your compassion, space, and time to Congregate as a family to decide on the upcoming days.”
“We thank you for the love and support we have received thus far ask you to continue to keep us in your prayers and uplifted in the Lord,” the parents concluded their statement by thanking the fans for their support during this tragic time.
His fans continuously poured love and condolences for the rapper’s family and paid tribute to the rapper.
Forbes was born on January 28, 1988, in Cape Town. he rose to fame after his single “Victory Lap” gained recognition on his debut album, Alter Ego (2010). The studio album won several accolades and was certified gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) for its commercial success. He continued following his success by releasing his second album titled Levels in 2014, which was certified Platinum in 20104 and double platinum in 2018.
The track “Lemons” from his fourth album “Mass Country” was certified Gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA). Followed by his third studio album “Touch My Blood” in 2018 and Extended play Bhovamania in 2021.
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Apart from his career, the Rapper had a heartbreaking scenario back in 2021, when her fiance, Anele Tembe, died as she fell from a hotel in Cape Town. However, Tembe’s father was not convinced that she died from suicide.
The reports suggest that a friend of Tembe recorded a video of Forbes abusing Tembe. However; he denied the accusations.
Prior to his engagement with Anele Tembe, he dated DJ Zinhle, and the couple had a daughter named Kairo Olwethu Forbes in 2015.
The couple went on and off until officially broke up in 2019. It is reported that he dated television presenter Bonang Matheba in 2016 for a year before they broke up in 2017.
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