Tributes continued to pour in for the Fatty Boom Boom hit-maker, with the hashtag #RIPTsekeleke.
South Africa is mourning the death of Mixon ‘Tsekeleke’ Tholo, the kwaito musician who died on Tuesday this week.
People took to social media to express their shock at the artist’s passing and send condolences to his family.
We send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of a sensational avant-garde of Kwaito, Tsekeleke, who has sadly passed on. pic.twitter.com/lCa85jZNPJ
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) August 1, 2017
He was 36 years old.
He died at a hospital in east of Johannesburg on the evening of 1 August 2017.
Tsekeleke had a 10-year battle with sugar diabetes and high-blood pressure, resulting in a sore on the side of his right foot.
We will always remember Tholo for his hits such as ‘Fatty Boom Boom’ and playful persona, #RIPTsekelele.
— MEC Faith Mazibuko (@FaithMazibukoSA) August 2, 2017
The sore wouldn’t heal, with doctors saying that he should have his leg cut.
His friends said he preferred to die than having his leg amputated.
— Mweli Masilela (@mwelimasilela) August 1, 2017
He was admitted at an intensive care unit. Doctors had wanted to amputate his leg because he was now suffering from a disease restricting blood flow to his feet and leg.
Doctors had just completed a third amputation when the Fatty Boom Boom singer breathed his last breath at the hospital.
He rose to fame in the 1990s with his song ‘Fatty Boom Boom’ produced by Mandla ‘Spikiri’ Mofokeng.
(edited by MLM)
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