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Idols star Thami Shobede dead at 31

It’s understood Thami Shobede was admitted to hospital after collapsing during a performance on stage at the weekend.

South African musician and Idols season 12 runner up Thami Shobede. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - South African musician and Idols season 12 runner up Thami Shobede has died at the age of 31.

It’s understood Shobede was admitted to hospital after collapsing during a performance on stage at the weekend.

He died on Thursday morning at the Kalafong Hospital in Atteridgeville, Pretoria.

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Shobede’s has sent shocking waves through South Africa with fans remembering his performances.

South Africans have taken to social media to express their condolences and shock at the news of his passing.

Mzansi Magic and Idols SA have also expressed their shock, saying he still had so much to offer to South African music.

Publicist Irvin Pooe said: “We were also honoured to have worked with him on Idols, he was very talented, a professional and it was such a pleasure working with him.”

The channel has also sent its condolences to Shobede's family and friends.

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