The untimely death of singer Thami Shobede has left his fans in shock

The former Idols SA contestant died in hospital on Thursday.

According to the Sowetan, the Sthandwa hitmaker was rushed to hospital several days ago after collapsing on stage during a performance.

A source told the publication that Thami had organ failure and slipped into a coma. He was allegedly being kept alive by machines in ICU.

One thing Thami’s fans will remember about him is his positive outlook on life, despite a few ups and downs over the years.

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He always shared encouraging words on social media.

Here’s a look at some of his best quotes


Find that smile

Thami always encouraged his fans to “find that smile”. He believed that smiling helps lift your spirits on a bad day.

“My smile has saved me many times. Use yours too it, will work wonders.”



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Give it your all

Despite the obstacles life threw his way, Thami never gave up. He always gave his all in everything he did in life.

“I came with everything for everything.”



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I came with everything for everything 👑📸@mnqobiluyazi

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