7 SA celebrities who died way too young

Gone but never forgotten — these local celebrities died way too young.

Simba Mhere (26) 29 October 1988 – 31 January 2015

It feels like just the other day that the news of Simba Mhere’s passing sent shock waves through the country, and yet in a few short months it will be three years since the tragic accident that claimed his life.

He was only 26 at the time. Death is never ever pleasant, but when it takes someone so young with their whole life still ahead of them, it’s too sad for words.

I’ll never forget Simba, out of all the Top Billing presenters, he was by far (and I mean by far!) my favourite. He exuded warmth and seemed so genuine compared to the other presenters who’ve always come across (to me) as fake and pretentious. It would have been wonderful to watch Simba and his career go from strength to strength. R.I.P big guy!

Gugu Zulu (38) 13 May 1978 – 18 July 2016

Ashley Callie (32) 30 December 1976 – 15 February 2008

Brenda Fassie (40) 3 November 1964 – 9 May 2004

Lebo Mathosa (29) 16 July 1977 – 23 October 2006

Hansie Cronje (33) 25 September 1969 – 1 June 2002

Senzo Meyiwa (30) 24 January 1984 – 26 October 2014

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