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Here Is How AKA’s Parents Tony And Lynn Forbes Received The News Of Their Son’s Death

Lynn and Tony Forbes have shared the how they received the tragic news of their son AKA’s untimely death.


On February 10th, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, widely known as AKA, was tragically shot and killed outside of Wish restaurant on Florida Road in Durban.

AKA’s close friend, Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane, was also killed in the incident.
Lynn Forbes, AKA’s mother, was in the company of her sister Trudy and brother-in-law Trevor when she received the devastating news of her son’s passing.

Lynn’s youngest son, Steffan, contacted Trevor at around 10 PM that night.

As Trevor sat next to Lynn and put his arm around her, she knew it was bad news, initially assuming it was about her own mother.

“I thought it was my mom. At first, he couldn’t speak, then he said, ‘No, it’s Kiernan,” she said exclusively to You.

Overwhelmed by grief, Lynn Forbes fell to the ground and began to sob uncontrollably until Steffan arrived an hour later to comfort her.

“I didn’t want anybody to touch me until Steffan came after an hour and hugged me and said he would take care of everything,” she continued.


Meanwhile, AKA’s father, Tony Forbes, was asleep at home and had missed several calls from his family.

Tony had dozed off on the couch with his eight-year-old daughter, Sarah, from his second marriage following his divorce from Lynn after 20 years of marriage.

At around midnight, Lynn’s niece went to Tony’s home to deliver the tragic news.

“Lynn’s niece came to my gate around midnight with a phone in her hand and said her dad wanted to tell me something. He told me the news and I remember collapsing,” he said to the publication.

Tony was then faced with the difficult task of identifying his son’s body along with his younger son, Steffan.

He had to catch a flight to KwaZulu-Natal at 5 AM the following morning, and the anxiety of not knowing where his son had been shot only added to his already overwhelming distress.

The sight of his son’s lifeless body in the morgue caused Tony an immense amount of pain and heartbreak.

“I keep replaying that Saturday morning in my head. There are days where I can’t see beyond the pain and nothing else matters,” he added.

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