Popular South African singer, songwriter and entertainer Theuns Jordaan, who is best known for his songs ‘Beautiful in Beaufort-Wes’ and ‘Soos Bloed’, passed away at the age of 50 on Wednesday morning, November 17 after being diagnosed with leukemia last year.
The news was shared by his friend, Armand Hofmeyr, who took to Facebook to deliver a heartfelt tribute:
“Theuns my old friend, I learned a lot from you. Most of my writing work is based on what you taught me. I would’ve liked to learn a lot from you. REST IN PEACE… This is heart breaking.”
Since then, social media has been flooded with tributes, and since the time of this article’s writing, thousands have reacted to Armand’s post.
One Facebook user said “So sad. Sincere condolences to his family, friends and South Africans. A true legend. Rest in peace Theuns” while another said “Oh no. Deepest condolences to your family and friends. Your music will live on forever. RIP Theuns”.
People have also expressed their “shock” and “heartbreak” following this tragic loss.
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) November 17, 2021
Mooi loop Theuns Jordaan, rus in vrede🙏 Groot verlies vir die Afrikaanse musiek bedryf.
— Kobus Wiese (@4KobusWiese) November 17, 2021
— Gail (@gail13sa) November 17, 2021