He said it was Riky's willingness to put others first and his unconditional love attracted him to “life of the party” personality. He added that having known him personally, he knew that for all the light he was, Riky's struggle with depression never let up.
Sizwe wanted people to collect lessons from how Riky held on and lived, despite having wrestled mental health from a young age. He said one of the biggest lessons was forgiveness, something that he revealed Riky fostered with Cassper before he died.
“Let's learn from Riky, even about forgiveness and reconciliation. This upcoming Cotton Fest, he was going to publicly make up with Cassper — live on stage. He had reached out to him last year September and they had spoken ... even all the way into January and they were actually on good terms at the time of his passing.”
The radio personality had a direct message for Uncle Vinny, assuring him that Riky loved him and was so proud of him. He then encouraged people to be kind because one never knows what the other is going through.
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