Aleit Swanepoel

Aleit Swanepoel’s cause of death has been revealed. image via @aleitswanepoel/Instagram

Aleit Swanepoel: KykNET presenter’s cause of death revealed [watch]

A medical report has confirmed the cause of death of Aleit Swanepoel who passed away on Sunday 15 May in his sleep.

Aleit Swanepoel

Aleit Swanepoel’s cause of death has been revealed. image via @aleitswanepoel/Instagram

Tributes have been pouring in following the untimely passing of KykNET star and wedding planner, Aleit Swanepoel, on Sunday 15 May.

According to The Citizen, a source has revealed the TV personality’s cause of death.

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The publication reported on Wednesday 18 May that the 47-year-old television presenter and founder of The Aleit Group died peacefully in his sleep due to myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack. This is according to a medical report.

News of Swanepoel’s passing was announced by his events management company, The Aleit Group, on Monday.

The former Pasella host, who was popularly known for his KyKNET show Tyd Met Aleit, was described as an “innovator, perfectionist, and a creative genius” who will be greatly missed.

“Aleit was an innovator, perfectionist, and creative genius whose flamboyant persona and dedication will be greatly missed. We will continue to uphold and nurture his great legacy through all Aleit businesses and entities,” the statement read in part.


Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss responded to a tribute video of Swanepoel with the message: “No! Thinking of everyone who loved him,” adding that he lived life to the full.

Swanepoel gained popularity as a celebrity wedding planner after managing the wedding of Rolene and her husband Daniel Strauss.

Model Lee-Ann Liebenberg also commented on the sad news of Swanepoel’s passing, saying: “Very sad news. Rest softly, Aleit.”

The Citizen also received a tribute from Swanepoel’s colleague and media coordinator, Lindi Erasmus, who described him as a very caring person.

“He was so much more than just a colleague to everyone, and I think it’s all thanks to the type of person he was. He was an everything-or-nothing type of person. If he cared about you, he cared about you and he went the extra mile for you without you having to ask.

“He was a huge care-figure who always made people feel better about themselves and their situations. I think that is why he was so loved, because he always said things as they were with the biggest smile (and the most beautiful white teeth).”