Family at peace after Costa Titch’s postmortem rules out foul play

The family of the late rapper Costa Titch has found closure and revealed the course of his death.

Costa Titch, born Constantinos Tsobanoglou, passed away after collapsing on stage during a performance at the Ultra Music Festival on March 11 2023.

He was 27 years old at the time of his death.


Following his passing, his family suspected foul play and underwent a quest to find the cause of his demise.
A mother’s quest to find answers 

At the time, Lara Langveld, the late rapper’s mother, hinted that the cause of his death might not have been as simple as it seemed and vowed to find out.

“I promise you, my son, that I will not rest until I find out what happened to you,” she wrote on her Instagram page at the time.

On Monday, the family revealed through a media statement that it will be putting the matter to rest after over a year since the death of Costa Titch.

“Amidst speculation, our team and family have collaborated with pathologists to unveil the true cause of his passing,” said the family in a statement.

“Unbeknownst to him, Costa’s heart had undergone significant strain as a result of ongoing stress and fatigue, according to the postmortem examination.”

The family added that “the culmination likely led to an irregular heartbeat, triggering the seizure that claimed the rapper’s life”.


Heartfelt gratitude to fans

The family thanked Costa Titch’s fans for the support they have shown throughout these trying times.

“In this time of mourning, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to his devoted fans for their unwavering love and support. Let us continue to honour his legacy together.”

The amapiano and dancer’s impact on the South African music industry continues to shine as his songs keep trending beyond Mzansi’s borders.

American singer Chris Brown, renowned football star Cristiano Ronaldo, and other well-known stars have also been seen jamming to Costa Titch’s hit song on their social media pages.

They have also been participating in dance challenges.

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