YOUNG BLACK ARTISTS WHO DIED IN 2019

As the year 2019 is coming to an end, it is essential to make an overall analysis of the year. There were happy moments here and there, but war, conflicts and death were quick to catch up.

2019 was also a year of many unexpected young celebrity deaths. Here is a list of some them that we still can’t believe is true.

 

‘The human heart is the only thing in this world that weighs more when its broken’

 

JUICE WORLD

 

The 21 year old rapper, who rose to fame in Lucid Dreams had a seizure at an airport in Chicago. The event occurred on December 8. The cause of the death is still being investigated.

 

GEORGE ATKINSON III

The NFL running back died on December 2. His brother Josh Atkinson committed suicide in December 2018. The cause of the death is yet to be announced. He was only 27 years old.

 

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CHARLES ROGERS

The American professional football player of NFL was famous for his performance in the Detroit Lions. He was diagnosed with cancer a while ago. The chemo drugs caused liver failure, so he passed away on November 11 at the age of 38.

 

PERNELL WHITAKER

The legendary boxer nicknamed “Sweet Pea” was hit by a car on July 14 in Virginia Beach. He passed away at the location of the accident. He was 55 years old.

 

JOHN SINGLETON

The director famously known for The Boyz n the Hood suffered a stroke on April 29, which put him in a comatose state for two weeks. He passed away at the age of 51 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

 

SONI METHU

The34 year old Kenyan journalist was famous for hosting Inside Africa at CNN. On April 17, she started complaining about stomach cramps before she suffered from a seizure.

Credit: Soni Methu

She passed away on the way to the hospital. The cause of her death has not been determined yet.

 

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NIPSEY HUSSLE

The Grammy-nominated rapper was shot dead in front of his store in Los Angeles on March 31. He was only 33 years old when he passed away.

THAMI SHOBEDE

The 31-year old South African singer rose to fame as the Idols SA runner up. It was reported that he had been suffering from depression when he passed away at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria.

 

ANDILE GUMBI

The South African actor was known for his roles in Isibaya and Magic Mzanzi. It was reported that he suffered from a heart attack while he was working on a musical in Jerusalem.

Despite the treatment and surgery at the hospital, he passed away on 25 October. He was only 36 years old.

 

SIBUSISO KHWINANA

The 25 year-old actor known for his lead role in the movie Matwetwe was stabbed to death on March 2. It was reported that the suspect tried to steal his cellphone, and he stabbed him when he put up a fight.

 

May their souls rest in peace 🙏 Our thoughts and prayers goes out to their family and loved ones