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Photo: Twitter / Gallo Record Company

Thami Sobhede: Rising Idols SA star confirmed dead at age 31

Sobhede lost his life at a hospital in Atteridgeville, on Thursday morning.

thami sobhede

Photo: Twitter / Gallo Record Company

It has been confirmed that rising star, and runner-up Idols SA finalist, Thami Sobhede, has passed away at the age of 31.

Who is Thami Sobhede?

According to a statement released by his record label, Gallo Record Company, Thami Sobhede lost his life at the Kalafong Hospital, in Pretoria, on Thursday morning.

Based on our understanding, Sobhede was on the cusp of reaping the fruits of his hard work. The 31-year-old was a finalist of season 12’s Idols SA, and a fan-favourite to many South African music lovers.

His vocal talents attracted the attention of Robert Cowling, the general manager at Gallo Record Company, who recruited the singer to the music corporation.

However, his dreams of conquering the South African music scene with his unique voice were, unfortunately, cut short.

What’s the cause of his death?

According to the statement issued by Cowling, Sobhede was “suffering from an illness and complications.”

“His family went to see him in Atteridgeville hospital, where he passed away some time just before noon this morning. The singer with the velvet voice and Season 12 Idols SA runner up was only 31 years of age.

“We don’t have any other specific details or facts at this time, and kindly request that everybody please respect the wishes of Thami’s family who will be issuing a formal statement shortly,” Cowling wrote in a statement.

Tributes pour in for Sobhede

While the details surrounding his passing have yet to be revealed, it is believed that Sobhede passed away days after he collapsed during a performance this past weekend.

His fans took to social media to send messages of condolence to Sobhede’s family, some of them in shock of the singer’s sudden death.

We will track the story and provide updates on the singer’s funeral arrangements.