2018 saw the world lose some of the most celebrated celebrities in South Africa and the world. We remember them.
Remembering the celebs we lost in 2018.
It is with profound sadness that we inform the public that Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away at the Netcare Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa on Monday 2 April 2018.#RIPWinnie pic.twitter.com/K6BF6VxZmp
— Winnie Mandela (@winniemandela) April 3, 2018
2. Aretha Franklin.
3. Hugh Masekela.
— Dreamcatcher SA (@DreamMMSA) January 23, 2018
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4. Sandy Mokwena.
— Scandal! (@etvScandal) January 25, 2018
5. Shoki Mokgapa.
We are extremely sad to hear about the passing of Shoki Mokgapa. Everyone here at CMP loved working with her and she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. pic.twitter.com/wtFCDEiAs3
— Clive Morris Productions (@CMPTVee) September 26, 2018
6. Kofi Annan.
It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness… pic.twitter.com/NDOy2NmAAs
— Kofi Annan Foundation (@KofiAnnanFdn) August 18, 2018
7. Winston Ntshona.
— Arts & Culture (@ArtsCultureSA) August 2, 2018
8. Pro Kid.
Dankie San you made ghetto metaphors and punchlines seem effortless, you birthed a whole generation of spitters that were inspired by your style. A rap pioneer, word engineer top 5 dead or alive. #RipProKid and condolences to your family. pic.twitter.com/NhDo19QUTJ
— SlikourOnLife (@slikouron) August 9, 2018
10. Joe Jackson.
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RIP The HAWK. Joseph Jackson. spending those last few moments with you were everything. being able to tell you everything i needed to tell you before saying goodbye was such a blessing. everyone that came to visit you, came with love, respect, and so much pride in their hearts for you. proud of you, proud to be your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, proud to have your strength and share the dynasty you spent your life creating, and proud to be a jackson. you are the first true jackson. the legend that started it all. none of us would be anywhere near where we’re at if it weren’t for you. you are the strongest man i know. your life’s work will go down in history, as will you, to be known as one of the greatest patriarchs to ever live. i will cherish every moment with you til the day i die, especially our last moments. being able to hold your hand, lay with you and cuddle you, give you kisses all over your cheeks and forehead, meant more to me than you’ll ever know. quoting advice you gave me when i was a little kid and seeing your eyes light up, sharing stories my dad used to tell me about you, telling a joke and hearing you laugh for the last time.. my heart is full knowing we left each other in that way. i made you promise me you’ll come visit me. you agreed and i’m going to hold you to it. and i promised you that we will keep telling your story, over and over. to never be forgotten. my great grandchildren will know who joseph jackson is. i love you grandpa. so so so much that words can’t describe. i have immense gratitude for you, and always will. we all feel that way. thank you for everything. truly. rest in peace and transition. i’ll see you in my dreams very very soon.
11. MDC leader Morgan Tsvangarai.
12. Kim Porter.
13. Mama Zondeni Sobukwe.
It is with a profound sense of loss and deep sadness that we inform the public that Mrs. Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe, the 91 years old widow of Robert Sobukwe, has transcended into the realm of Ancestors in the early hours of this morning,15 August. May her soul Rise In Power (RIP) pic.twitter.com/9eX7DPhtMO
— Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust (@Sobukwe_Trust) August 15, 2018
SEE ALSO: SA mourns Mama Zondeni Sobukwe
14. Chris Matshaba.
15. David Phetoe.
Veteran actor and the man who played the role of Paul Moroka on TV soapie Generations, David Phetoe, has died. His passing has just been confirmed by a family member. https://t.co/KOPdTAPLTc
— SABC News Online (@SABCNewsOnline) February 1, 2018
16. Vusimuzi Mavusana Ngwenya.
Rest In Peace Mavusana pic.twitter.com/tRv3BIGgbp
— DJ Sbu (@djsbu) December 19, 2018