Yesterday the whole of South Africa stood still as the tragic news of SA hip hop legend, Jabulani Tsambo aka HHP’s, passing. The news of his death was then confirmed by his wife & publicist Lerato Sengadi. Other close friends of Jabba also added on to the confirmation of his death by mentioning that depression was what took him. Its no secret that HHP struggled with depression for a number of years and had been vocal about his battles with it. The family of Jabba have requested for some time before any other details of his death can be shared according to Sowetan HHP is suspected to have taken his own life and that his body was discovered in his bedroom by his helper. The news paper stated that in HHP’s last few hours he had spoken of how he was “losing it”. He then apparently uttered the words “I’m depressed. I’m going out of control. I’m losing it,” before ending it all.
In 2016 he actually revealed how he first attempted to end his life when he described how he waited for his children to go to school, went into his garage and tried committing suicide through carbon monoxide poisoning, which did not work after an hour of constantly inhaling the dangerous gas. He then asked his friend for his car to attempt the suicide again, which did not work again. The third time he tried committing suicide was back in 2015 after he had had a “silly” fight with his then girlfriend. He said he waited for her to leave the house and tried helium poisoning, which also didn’t work. It was also revealed that he had prepared for his death via calling his financial manager before the attempt and asking him if him & his family were covered for suicide. He said he also made sure his son’s education fund was covered for him to go to school until he was the age of 28.
Fans are still in shock as more tributes keep on pouring in from fans and the whole of South Africa. #RIPHHP
At the time of his passing he was 38-year-old. He is survived by his wife, his parents, two sisters, his son and nephew.
On this day, you told me you loved me after a long time & I’m soo glad I told you I loved you too. I’m so glad my emotions never got the best of me and I can let go knowing that I have never disrespected you in public even when we had our differences. Robala ka kgotso groot. 💔 https://t.co/VNnjDZ2QzD
— R.M Phoolo (@CassperNyovest) October 24, 2018
— #0815773333 WhatsApp (@FreshBreakfast_) October 25, 2018
Another icon gone too soon.
Thank you Jabba Man for the music that has influenced this generation and many more to come.
RIP to a legend and the King of Motswako. #RIPHHP #RIPJabba 💔 pic.twitter.com/h7czy29tRq
— Live Amp (@liveamp) October 24, 2018
Lucky are those who came across your amazing energy, your artistry as a musician, down to earth character and loving personality! I count myself lucky to have seen you make magic in the booth and bring life into a performance. Rest well Jabba. You are appriciated ❤️ #RIPHHP pic.twitter.com/ElJ6NjxIw5
— #PartyWithpH 🕺🏾💃🏾 (@iam_ph) October 24, 2018
Our Street Disciples, you’ll forever live! Premo, Leeby, Mizchif, Flabba, Inseezy, Zondi, Ben Sharpa, Pro & Jabba ✊🏿
— #DustDJ #RIPGIFT🇿🇦 (@DJVigilanteSA) October 25, 2018
Jabba 💔 .
Not a single bad thing I could say about the brother. Humble. Kind. Funny. Talented.
RIP Jabu. 😢
— Pearl Thusi (@PearlThusi) October 24, 2018