Lynn Forbes pays tribute to son AKA. Images via Instagram @lynnforbesza.

AKA’s mum Lynn on unhelpful comments she receives [watch]

AKA’s mum, Lynn Forbes, says coming to terms with his death is difficult. She shares five things not to say to a person who is mourning.


Lynn Forbes pays tribute to son AKA. Images via Instagram @lynnforbesza.

Lynn Forbes, also known as Glammy, has opened up about the pain of mourning her son Kiernan “AKA” Forbes.

The rapper was gunned down on 10 February in Durban when two gunmen opened fire on him and his team. His friend and celebrity chef Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane was also murdered, while the musician’s bodyguard sustained injuries.

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As the 35-year-old Last Time hitmaker’s family try to come to terms with his brutal murder, his mum has shared some unhelpful well-intended comments she receives in an attempt to comfort her.

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Lynn shared that she misses her son and while some days are not too bad because she is strong, some days are difficult.

“I miss you so much Kiernan.

“Some days I’m a warrior. Some days I’m a broken mess. Most days I’m a bit of both, but every day I have to be here Standing. Fighting. Trying,” Glammy wrote on Instagram alongside a video of her and AKA.


“The most helpful thing anyone has said to me during this painful time … ‘Whatever you are feeling, and whenever you are feeling it …. it’s OK’.

In addition, Lynn shared five of the most unhelpful well-intended comments not to say to a person who has lost a loved one. They are:

  • How are you feeling?
  • At least he didn’t suffer
  • It was God’s plan
  • God never gives you more than you can handle
  • Be strong’

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Last week, police minister Bheki Cele told Newzroom Afrika that he was satisfied with the police’s hard at work investigating the AKA and Tibz murder case. He also revealed that there were some leads to follow.

“The investigation is going on. They [police] are following some directions. There is progress in the case. It seems to be significant [progress],” he said.

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Cele said it was hard to say when police will make an announcement about possible arrests. 

“Sometimes it is OK to be thorough before you act in these cases because it is no use to rush and you find your case does not see the light of the day when it goes to court. 

“We will brief the family rather than tell the media what has been done,” he said.

AKA and his mom Lynn Forbes. Image: Twitter.