Many of South Africa’s top celebrated had their lives taken early sometimes through accidents, murder and other times illnesses. Below is a list of some of the most celebrated SA celebrities who touched our lives either through their music or acting and unfortunately did not live long enough for us to see their growth. Here are South African Celebrities Who Died Young And Too Early.
Simba Mhere who died at aged 26
Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere and his friend Kady-Shay O’Bryan died in a car accident in 2015.
Dumi Masilela who died at aged 29
Dumi Masilela was born on 31 May 1988 in Kempton Park, Gauteng. The local actor, singer and soccer player is best known for his role as Sifiso Ngema on the e.tv soap Rhythm City.
Lebo Mathosa who died aged 29
Lebo Mathosa was a popular South African kwaito singer. Mathosa started her career with the popular South African band Boom Shaka in 1994 at the age of 17, after she caught the eye of music producer Don Laka at a club in Johannesburg.
Senzo Meyiwa who died aged 30
Senzo Robert Meyiwa was a South African footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates in the Premier Soccer League, and for the South Africa national team. He was shot and killed in a robbery on 26 October 2014.
Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp died at age 30
Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp was a South African model. On Valentine’s Day 2013, Steenkamp was shot dead by her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius, who said he believed she was an intruder hiding in the bathroom.
Brown Dash who died aged 33
KWAITO star Brown Dash (real name Siphiwe Mpamile) died in Johannesburg’s Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Sfiso Ncwane who died aged 37
Sfiso Ncwane born and bred in the South of KZN Mthwalume back in 1979 21April. Sfiso grew up with his aunt when he was just two weeks old, after his mom left him.
Mandoza who died at aged 38
Mduduzi Edmund Tshabalala, also known as Mandoza, was a South African kwaito musician. Known for his hit singles such as Nkalakatha, Tornado, Sgelekeqe, Ngalabesi, Godoba and Indoda
Brenda Fassie died aged 29
Brenda Nokuzola Fassie was a South African anti-apartheid Afropop singer. Affectionately called MaBrrr by her fans, she was sometimes described as the “Queen of African Pop” or the “Madonna of The Townships” or simply as The Black Madonna