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Eddie Zondi dies at 47

Metro FM on Monday confirmed the popular radio personality passed away from a heart attack.

Legendary South African radio personality Eddie Zondi has died. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - Legendary South African radio personality Eddie Zondi has passed away at the age of 47.

He was a presenter on Metro FM for 18 years.

The station on Monday confirmed Zondi died from a heart attack.

Spokesperson Happy Ngidi says his former colleagues are deeply shocked.

"He passed on this morning after a very short illness. He complained of chest pains and was then rushed to hospital by his family, but was sadly pronounced dead on arrival in hospital."

Fans and celebrities alike took to Twitter to pay tribute to Zondi:

Rest In Peace Eddie Zondi. Your light & music will forever be etched in our hearts. Soar through the heavens.

Rest In Peace Eddie Zondi. Your light & music will forever be etched in our hearts. Soar through the heavens.

Life's bloody upredictable. Just this morning I channeled Eddie Zondi as I played Beau Williams' Elvina, unaware of death's cruelty :(

SA's lost another radio legend Eddie Makhosonke Zondi.... We thank u baba for the Sunday love movement! God strength to the family.

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