Thami Shobede, South African musician and Idols season 12 runner up, died shortly after his collapse on stage.
Shobede, who was admitted at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria died on Thursday morning. The shocking death of the singer has left his fans and record label in deepened sadness.
Robert Cowling, general manager of Gallo Records said:
“Gallo Record Company is extremely saddened and shocked to learn of the sudden passing of one of our artistes, Simphiwe Thamsanqa Shobede, fondly know as Thami,”
“It came to our attention this morning that he was in hospital suffering from an illness and complications.
“His family went to see him in Atteridgeville hospital, where he passed away sometime just before noon this morning.
“The singer with the velvet voice and Season 12 Idols SA runner up was only 31 years of age.
“We don’t have any other specific details or facts at this time, and kindly request that everybody, please respect the wishes of Thami’s family who will be issuing a formal statement shortly.
“Our condolences go out to all his friends and family. He will be sorely missed.”
Within Nigeria reports that sources confirmed that the singer’s organs had failed, which led to his collapse and subsequent death.