- South African television personality, life coach and activist Angie Diale has died after a short illness
- Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela shared the announcement with his followers on Twitter
- Locals have since been sharing fond memories of watching Diale on TV and praised her good-naturedness
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Another sad loss is plastering the timeline on social media in South Africa after the news emerged that popular TV presenter and HIV activist Angie Diale passed away on Thursday.
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.
While details of the memorial service and funeral are yet to be confirmed, social media was awash with a flood of tributary messages as South Africans from all walks remembered the life and times of the fallen star.
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Remembered for being assertive
Many shared fond memories of watching her on TV and praised the strong, stoic and assertive manner in which she presented. One person reminisced about seeing her on Please Step In, saying when she reprimanded a person on national TV, it felt like she was talking to them.
Below, Briefly News takes a look at many of the other reactions that were shared on Diale's passing.
"This is the type of woman we need to celebrate at all costs, honest and brave. She resolved a lot of family problems. Rest in peace, ma'am Angie."
"I'm one of the lucky few to have seen her in person."
"May her soul rest in peace. Mam Angie normalised interventions and social work services in our communities."
"Once met her. The love and positivity she exudes. May her soul rest in internal peace."
South African celebrities who died in 2021
Meanwhile, it cuts deep when celebrated figures pass away and the irreplaceable South African celebrities who tragically died in 2021 were talented souls with brilliant minds.
Briefly News previously reported that the Covid-19 pandemic has partly been responsible for snatching the lives of many of the country's beloved public faces. The worry in people is endless, leaving them asking the question:
"When will all the heartbreaking deaths cease?"
Many of the entertainers who died recently had grand plans to revolutionise the industry. Thanks to them, people had begun noticing some noteworthy changes. They left an indelible mark in the hearts and minds of all who espoused greatness, having been working on the same goal in their respective areas of expertise.
Source: Briefly News