Former ‘SA’s Got Talent’ Winner James Bhemgee Passes Away at Age 57, Star’s Family Finds Out via Social Media

Former ‘SA’s Got Talent’ Winner James Bhemgee Passes Away at Age 57, Star’s Family Finds Out via Social Media

  • Former SA's Got Talent winner James Bhemgee passed away at the age of 57 on Wednesday in Cape Town after suffering from a heart attack
  • The family of the singer who won the competition in 2010, shared that they found out about his passing on social media
  • His sister Nerine Prosperum Schilder confirmed his passing on Facebook and family friends and fans flooded her timeline to comfort her and her family

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Former SA's Got Talent winner James Bhemgee has passed away. His family sadly found out about his death on social media. The 57-year-old died on Wednesday in Cape Town.

Nerine Schilder said they found out about James Bhemgee's passing on social media
Former ‘SA’s Got Talent’ winner James Bhemgee passed away at age 57, said his sister Nerine Schilder. Image: Nerine Prosperum Schilder
Source: Facebook

James won the singing competition in 2010. His sister Nerine Prosperum Schidler took to social media to confirm the news of her brother's death.

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Taking to Facebook, the heartbroken family member revealed that they found out about James' passing on social media.

"I confirm that my brother James Bhemgee has passed away this morning. This was absolutely shocking to his children and the family as the news was released on social media first."

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James' brother Pastor Alfonso Schilder told Channel24 that he died from a heart attack. He added that James suffered from a chronic illness.

Family friends and fans took to Nerine's comment section to send their condolences to her and her family.

Kathleen Davids wrote:

"Heartfelt condolences Nerine. We pray for contentment of the heart during this time of bereavement."

Saskia Fisher said:

"Condolences to you and your family Nerine Prosperum Schilder. May you be comforted during this difficult time."

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McDonald Michelle commented:

"Condolences to you and your family in this very sad time. Sending love your way."

Rosalind Roman wrote:

"Our deepest sympathy to you and the rest of the family! Keeping all of you in prayer!! What a man!! Thank you for sharing him with all of us. We salute him!! Neil & Rosalind."

Lucy Burgess added:

"Our sincerest condolences Nerine, your loved ones, family & friends. Our prayers and thoughts are with you."

Jamie Bartlett's girlfriend confirms his cause of death

In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that Jamie Bartlett's girlfriend opened up about the veteran thespian's cause of death. Rosa Onious revealed that the legendary Rhythm City actor passed away in his sleep.

Mzansi was shook after the former Isidingo star's death. He passed away on Monday evening. According to reports, he took an afternoon nap as he usually did when he was not busy, but this time he did not wake up. The incident took place at about 17:00.

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According to News24, Rosa shared that according to the autopsy results they received, the star died from cardiac arrest. She said paramedics who arrived about 15 minutes after they called them, tried everything to resuscitate him but it was too late.

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