Celebrities who died in 2017

This has been a tough year for the entertainment industry as we lost a few super stars.
Generations studio to be renamed The Joe Mafela Studio

No matter how old or how sick one was it can never be easy to accept the passing of an indivisual.


We remember some of the entertainers that left us in 2017.


Gunman who is mostly remembered from Yizo Yizo passed away in June after committing suicide

Joe Mafela

Joe Mafela

The legendary actor passed away in a car accident in the month of March coming from the SAFTA’s.

Mandla Hlatshwayo

Mandla Hltatshwayo

Former Generations actor & Jozi FM DJ – Mandla Hlatshwayo passed away in May after being gunned down at a pub in Soweto.

Ray Phiri

Ray Phiri

Legendary singer – Ray Phiri also left us this year in July after succumbing to his battle with lung cancer.

Dumi Masilela

dumi masilela

Dumi passed away in August after being gunned down during a hijacking attempt a few months after getting married to the love of his life – Simphiwe Ngema.


Kwaito singer, Tsekeleke also passed on in August a day before Dumi’s death.

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Robbie Malinga

Robbie Malinga

And just when we thought that the year was going to end on a happy note, we learned of the passing of Robbie Malinga.

In a recent press conference, Malinga’s family confirmed that the cause of his death was due to him being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

May their souls rest in peace.

Main Image Credit: Twitter/@GenerationsTheLegacy

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