South African rapper and music producer Kiernan “AKA” Jarryd Forbes was tragically killed on Friday evening in Durban outside Wish restaurant.
AKA’s family confirmed his death in a media statement, family spokesperson Tony Forbes, AKA’s father, is expected to address media later today.
In a statement to the media, the family announced that the celebrated rapper’s memorial service will be open to the public and streamed online.
The family also announced that AKA will be laid to rest in a private provincial funeral on Saturday, February 18, 2023.AKA’s family also thanked the public for the support they have received. “We as the Forbes family would like to acknowledge the outpouring of love we have received over the past few days.”
AKA was murdered along side his friend entertainment entrepreneuer, seasoned chef and celebrated author Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane.
The Motsoane family also announced that at a special send-off ceremony on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Sacred Heart College in Observatory, Joburg.
His funeral will take place at a private ceremony over the weekend.