Dearly missed: South African celebrities who died in 2022 and the causes of their deaths

Pearl Shongwe

The country was shocked when news broke that 35-year-old Metro FM and Daily Thetha anchor Pearl Shongwe Pearl Shongwe was found dead in her Midrand flat on 8 November 2022.

Metro FM News Reader Pearl Shongwe Found Dead In Her Waterfall Apartment

Lumko Johnson Leqela

Leqela, also known as Lumkeezy, died on Wednesday, 14 September he was just 32 years old. Best known for their starring role as gay fashion designer MJ in the Mzansi Magic telenovela “Inkaba”.

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DJ Sumbody

The hitmaker, given name Oupa John Sefoka age 46, he died in a hail of bullets in the early hours of Sunday morning of 20 November 2022 in Johannesburg.

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Jamie Bartlett

Actor Jamie Bartlett has died at 55. · He was best known for his TV villain roles Mike O’Reilly in Isidingo and David Genaro in Rhythm City.

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DJ Citi Lyts

The popular musician, who is the brother of the late rap legend ProKid, was reportedly shot dead in the early hours of Monday morning on 14 February 2022 aged 32 years old.

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DJ Dimplez

DJ Dimplez, real name Tumi Mooi, passed away on 6 March 2022 due to a sudden brain haemorrhage aged just 28 years old.

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Kuli Roberts

Media personality Kuli Roberts died on 9 February 2022 due to heart attack , she was just 49 years old.

BREAKING: Media personality Kuli Roberts has passed away

Riky Rick

Makhado died on 23 February 2022 in Johannesburg, aged 34. The cause of death was reported as suicide by hanging after a lengthy battle with depression.










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Siyabonga Zubane

Gomora actor Siyabonga Zubane passed away on 7 May 2022 aged 23 after allegedly taking his own life.

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Deborah Fraser

She died on 15 May 2022 at the age of 56, at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, after suffering a stroke.

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Patrick Shai

Former Yizo Yizo, Soul City and Generations actor Patrick Shai at his Soweto home aged 66 by taking his own life.

Actor Patrick Shai ‘took his own life’, body discovered by his wife