Social media users were startled to learn about the passing of a famed South African Kwaito performer in the comments section.
According to a press announcement sent by his family, the singer passed away on Monday morning due to an epileptic seizure. He was 45.
Industry peers, personal friends, and admirers have paid tribute to Tokollo "Magesh" Tshabalala, a former member of the kwaito combo TKZee, on social media.
According to a statement provided to TshisaLIVE, Magesh passed away on Monday morning following an epileptic attack.
During this trying time, the family asked for privacy and stated that "all information regarding to his memorial and funeral service will be given in due course."
Tokollo "Magesh" Tshabalala, a South African Kwaito legend and founding member of the legendary band TKZee, unexpectedly passed away in his sleep.
After a protracted battle with epilepsy, the 46-year-old Magesh, as he was affectionately known, passed away on Monday while sleeping.
One of the original three members of the renowned Kwaito band TKZee is Magesh.
The group was founded in the early 1990s by Magesh, Zwai Bala, a composer of music, and Kabelo Mabalane, a musician-turned-pastor and anti-drug activist. They were all enrolled at the esteemed St. Stithians College at the time.
In 1994, the ensemble released its debut, the Grammy-winning album Halloween. The Recording Industry of SA awarded the record a platinum certification because it sold over 200 000 copies.
At the SA Music Awards, the album won the group four prizes: Best Kwaito Album, Best Duo/Group, Best Single, and Best Kwaito Single.
Benni McCarthy, the manager of Manchester United's attackers, was a featured artist on the number-one hit song Shibobo by TKZee in 1998, which was a song dedicated to the 1998 Fifa World Cup.
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