Singer of hit song 'I love you daddy' dies

Ricardo Groenewald was admitted to Tygerberg Hospital & passed away last night.

Legendary Cape Town musician Ricardo Groenewald died after a battle with cancer. Picture: YouTube.

CAPE TOWN - Legendary Cape Town musician Ricardo Groenewald has died after a battle with cancer.

The 43-year-old singer was best known for his 80s hit I love you daddy.

Groenewald was admitted to Tygerberg Hospital's Intensive Care Unit on Tuesday and passed away last night.

Ricardo Groenewald is best known as the boy behind the 1987 classic, I love you daddy.

At the age of 8, Ricardo and his band Ricardo and Friends, became household names.

The 80s child star once performed with Stevie Wonder on an international children's tour.

He started chemotherapy in October and was battling stage four lymphatic cancer at the time of his death.

Ricardo is survived by his wife and three children.