[BREAKING NEWS] South African musician, singer and songwriter Steve Kekana passed away on Thursday at the age of 63.
Kaya News confirmed his passing this afternoon with many South Africans expressing their sadness at the news.
— Kaya 959 News (@KayaNews) July 1, 2021
The FAME FET, through Sepedi Music Awards, honoured the late singer in 2018.
There are no details about the cause of death at this time and his family have not released a statement yet, however, some reports explain that he passed due to an illness.
Kekana is a musical legend, who was multi-talented, defied the odds and became a lawyer and radio presenter despite being blind.
He developed his singing talent while in school and broke into music in 1979.
To date, he has produced more than 40 albums but has also doubled up as an advocate and law lecturer.
Tributes are pouring in from across the country for the musical giant:
RIP: Singer Steve Kekana
Legendary singer and songwriter Steve Kekana passed away today.
— Kgopolo 🏳️🌈 (@PhilMphela) July 1, 2021
Rest in Power to the legendary Steve Kekana your music touched the world, your spirit will live on in the lyrics that we hear in your song pic.twitter.com/V1dw503v3l
— Simphiwe Ntshingila (@djshluthu99) July 1, 2021
Ntate Steve Kekana definitely left a massive footprint in the South African music industry. May his soul rest in eternal peace ❤️ pic.twitter.com/zFYPASClCt
— Nombulelo Fox (@u_Nombulelo) July 1, 2021