Afrikaans singer Theuns Jordaan dies
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Local Afrikaans singer Theuns Jordaan has died at the age of 50.
According to the South African Legends Museum, the star died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.
The news was also shared by his friend, Armand Hofmeyr, who took to Facebook to deliver a heartfelt tribute:
“Theuns my old friend, I learned a lot from you. Most of my writing work is based on what you taught me. I would’ve liked to learn a lot from you. REST IN PEACE… This is heart breaking.”
Triubutes have been pouring in for the popular entertainer, who is known for songs, "Soos Bloed“ and "Beautuful in Beaufort-West”.
Afrikaans singer Jacques du Plessis wrote a tribute on Facebook to his long-time tour buddy with the lyrics of the song “Moenie” by Theuns.
“RIV Bosser! Gaan jou so baie mis… dankie vir alles, jy was nie net ‘n mentor nie maar ‘n vriend!” (RIP Boss, going to miss you a lot, thanks for everything, you were not just a mentor, but a friend)
The Democratic Alliance shared a tribute on social media for Theuns.
"Our deepest condolences to the family and friends on the passing of Theuns Jordaan. The Afrikaans music landscape has lost a giant.“ read the post in Afrikaans.
In 2020, the musician revealed that he had been diagnosed with leukemia.
The news of his death comes as a shock for fans, as in July an update had been shared on his Facebook page that he was home recovering well.
“We want to thank you so much for all the time you spend praying, every supportive prayer makes a big difference. We are very happy to be able to say that Theuns is now in remission and that his recovery at home is still going strong.” read the post.
Earlier this year, he also spent time in hospital after under going treatment.