Johannesburg — Tributes have poured in for former Idols SA contestant Thami Shobede after news of his death broke.
According to DRUM, the 31-year-old singer, who took part in the 12th season of the singing competition, died on Thursday morning at Kalafong Hospital following a long illness.
Paying tribute to Thami, the Department of Arts and Culture tweeted: "The entertainment industry has lost yet another incredibly talented musician after the untimely passing of Idols Top 2 Finalist, Thami Shobede. At only 31 years, he had captured many with his unique voice. We send our deepest sympathies to his loved ones."