Idols S.A former contestant and season 12 runner-up dies

15:20 (GMT+2) Thu, 12 Sep 2019

Idols S.A season 12 runner-up Thami Shobede has died. 

The former Idols contestant passed away Thursday morning at Kalafong Hospital in Atteridgeville, Pretoria according to his record label Gallo Record Company. Thami was a fan favourite on Idols S.A 2016, and his voice secured him a spot in the final stages of the competition.

He went on to release his debut album titled 'Never Lost' in 2017, and more recently a hit single titled 'Angsajoli."

No other information has been provided regarding the cause of his untimely death.

Tributes from fans and colleagues have flooded Twitter since news of his passing broke earlier this afternoon.