- Thami Shobede's record label, Gallo Record Company, confirmed the news that he has passed away
- It is believed that Shobede collapsed while performing on stage at the weekend
- The singer died at the Atteridgeville Hospital in Pretoria earlier this morning
Mzansi singer and Idols SA runner-up, Thami Shobede, died at Kalafong Hopsital in Pretoria on Thursday morning, 12 September at the age of 31.
His record label, Gallo Records, confirmed the news to TshisaLive.
The general manager at Gallo Records, Robert Cowling said: “Gallo Record Company is extremely saddened and shocked to learn of the sudden passing of one of our artists, Siphiwe Thamsanqa Shobede, fondly known as Thami.”
He added that they found out this morning that Thami was in hospital suffering from an illness and complications.
“His family went to see him in Atteridgeville hospital, where he passed away sometime just before noon this morning.
“The singer with the velvet voice and Season 12 Idols SA runner up was only 31 years of age.
“We don’t have any other specific details at this time, and kindly request that everybody please respect the wishes of Thami’s family, who will be issuing a formal statement shortly,” said Cowling.
He conveyed his condolences to all of Thami’s friends and family and said he will be sorely missed.
Briefly.co.za learnt through the The Sowetan that Shobede was admitted to hospital after he collapsed while performing on stage at the weekend.
A source close to Shobede told The Sowetan that the singer’s organs had failed and he slipped into a coma on Tuesday.
Meanwhile,, earlier today, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi was mourning the death of a young inspirational woman. The young woman became a social media sensation when she opened up about her battle with pulmonary hypertension.
Identified on social media as as Miss Oxygen, the woman shared her journey of living with the disease that made her rely on an oxygen tank.
Her last post on social media was in July and it was sobering one. It read: "I’m scared, scareder, scaredest."
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