DJ Ms Ducasse Dies Due to Surgery Complications, Celebs Mourn Star's Death

DJ Ms Ducasse Dies Due to Surgery Complications, Celebs Mourn Star's Death

  • Local celebrities and fans have been flooding the timeline in the past few days to react to DJ Karabo "Miss Ducasse" Mokanyane's passing
  • The musician's family confirmed in a statement that she died on Wednesday due to complications following abdominal surgery
  • More than a week before her passing, Mokanyane tweeted that she'd survived a near-death experience while in hospital

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The local music and entertainment landscape is poorer after the untimely passing of popular musician Karabo "Miss Ducasse" Mokanyane, who succumbed to abdominal surgery-related complications earlier this week.

Tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the industry as celebrity friends and fans mourn her passing. Many have taken to social media to express shock at the news while reflecting on some of their fondest memories with the personality.

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Celebrities and fans have shared tributes after the passing of Miss Ducasse. Image: @Karabo_Ducasse
Source: Twitter

According to TshisaLIVE, Mokanyane's family expressed gratitude for the love displayed by acquaintances, associates and industry friends, who continue to grapple with her death.

The South African reported the DJ escaped a "near-death experience" just a few days before, which saw her taking to Twitter to notify her followers. It was not clear what led Mokanyane to be hospitalised at the time.

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"To think I almost died…That is trauma beyond anything. No one should experience this. I’m still not well not sure how long for but damn I want to live. Everyday I ask God for life and to live. Tired of needles and everything else,” she tweeted.

Among a host of celebrities and entertainers to share their condolences was rapper and businesswoman Boity, who wrote:

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"Haai, guys. Wow. May you rest in eternal peace, Karabo. May it be a serene, blissful journey back home, angel."

Actress Terry Pheto wrote:

"I’m so sorry Auntie. Rest in peace, Beautiful."

DJ Sbu took to his Twitter account in clear disbelief over the news.

"OMG not you Shuga. I can't believe it. This is heartbreaking if it's true. I hope it's not. Condolences to close friends and family," he wrote.

TV personality Angie Diale dies aged 55

Elsewhere, Briefly News previously reported that another sad loss plastered the timeline on social media in South Africa after the news emerged that popular TV presenter and HIV activist Angie Diale had passed away.

The news first broke on Twitter, with well-known entertainment commentator Phil Mphela sharing the announcement with his followers. Diale, who also took up work as a life coach, died at Leratong Hospital in Krugersdorp following a short illness, per a statement released by her family. She was 55.

Briefly News understands the former Please Step In and Relate presenter on Mzansi Magic and SABC 1, respectively, is survived by her mother, husband, and two children. In addition to presenting, Diale became a respected authority on health and relationship matters, which saw her taking on the role of a counsellor.

Source: Briefly News

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Tshepiso Mametela Tshepiso Mametela is a seasoned journalist with eight years of experience writing for online and print publications. He is an evening/weekend editor at Briefly News. He was a general news reporter for The Herald, a senior sports contributor at Opera News SA, and a reporter for Caxton Local Media’s Bedfordview and Edenvale News and Joburg East Express community titles. He has attended media workshops, including the crime and court reporting one by the Wits Justice Project and Wits Centre for Journalism in 2024. He was a member of the Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) from 2018 to 2020.