- Mzansi celebs have flooded social media with their reactions following the death of Bob Mabena at age 51
- The veteran media personality passed away in hospital on Monday afternoon due to cardiac arrest
- Celebs including DJ Fresh, Romeo Kumalo and Eusebius McKaiser, among many others, have paid tribute to Bra Bob
Mzansi celebs have reacted to the death of veteran radio presenter Bob Mabena. The beloved media personality passed away on Monday afternoon, aged 51.
Since his passing, SA celebs have taken to social media to send their condolences to his family and pay tribute to the fallen star. Mabena had been in the media industry for decades. He has worked for Metro FM, TV and POWER FM, among other jobs in the entertainment scene.
His peers in the entertainment industry have shared moving tributes on Twitter. Below are some of the entertainers' reactions.
Romeo Kumalo wrote:
"Just like that it all comes to an end. Death be not proud. Thinking about your children and the rest of your family. I will never ever forget you. May your soul Rest in eternal peace brother. #RIPBobMabena"
DJ Fresh said:
"Thanks for making radio effortless! For being patient with this kid, when he so badly wanted to join you @ Radio Metro, & kept giving you demos. For the texts of encouragement when I started at YFM! For welcoming me to TV with open arms & zero attitude! IT HURTS #RIPBobMabena"
Eusebius McKaiser wrote:
"Bra Bob, you epitomised an elementary truth of radio that seems easy only because you were so GOOD you made it seem effortless: be someone your listeners want to hang out with. Your passion made us follow you to every platform. Thank you for 30 years of funk."
Terry Pheto chose to share the lyrics of Bob's song with legendary footballer, Doctor Khumalo:
"It's the G-Funk, A whole new era, Brought to light by the Daft punk crew, So paa the Gin and Juice, As we deliver, Bass and the groove, Cats, the old and the new put together, Do you like it, do you like it, do you like it? Chickidy check check check check check... #RIPBobMabena"
Still on Bob, Briefly.co.za reported on Monday that the news of his death was confirmed by POWER 98.7 in a statement. Speaking on air, Given Mkhari said Mabena was admitted to hospital on Saturday and discharged on Monday morning.
As the late star and his wife were driving home, he experienced some pain and returned to hospital. Mabena was declared dead shortly afterwards. Doctors suspect it was a cardiac attack after he was taken back to the ICU.
The 51-year-old had a radio career spanning over 31 years. POWER 98.7 said in a statement:
"It is is with deep grief and pain that we announce that POWER 98.7 breakfast host, Mr Bob Mabena passed away this afternoon, Monday, 10 August 2020 from cardiac arrest."
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