Rapper AKA was Friday shot dead in South Africa.
The musician, 35, was gunned down in a drive-by shooting, police say.
AKA was shot six times, according to reports.
AKA, whose real name is Kiernan Forbes, and another man were killed while standing outside a restaurant in Durban on Friday night.
News24 confirmed with local police that a “well-known rapper,” believed to be Forbes, was fatally shot outside a popular nightspot on Durban’s Florida Road.
Two cars drove by and opened fire shortly before 10pm local time (8pm GMT), according to local reports.
It is understood he was due to perform at a nightclub called YUGO on Friday night.
A notice was shared on social media, saying the event had been cancelled “due to unforeseen circumstances“.
Paramedic Garrith Jamieson told local media two men were shot dead.
He said: “On arrival, paramedics met total chaos and a scene where two men, believed to be in their late 30s, sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
“Paramedics assisted the men and unfortunately the first male had sustained multiple gun shot wounds and showed no signs of life and was declared deceased at the scene.”
Cape Town-born rapper AKA broke into the industry after releasing the single Victory Lap from his debut album, Altar Ego, in 2011.
The album won several accolades and in 2021 he was named Best Male Artist of the Year at the South African Music Awards.
He went on to have success with his second album Levels in 2014, followed by his third, Touch My Blood, in 2018.
AKA briefly dated DJ Zinhle, and in 2015 they welcomed daughter Kairo.
The shooting occurred in the popular entertainment district, which was brought to a standstill after police officers closed the road.
His fiancé Anele Tembe fell to her death from her hotel room in an Cape Town hotel in April 2021.
Devastated fans described him as the best rapper in South Africa.