It’s a sad day for the Cape Town CBD, as legendary flower seller Aunty Poppy has died. The well-known flower seller was a mainstay on Adderley Street, where she sold her beautiful blooms nearly every day.

The Sisters on Adderley Flower Sellers Facebook page announced the sad news, explaining her death was a result of a sudden illness.

“She was one of the long standing flower sellers at our market and her memories will never be forgotten. Our condolences goes to everyone in her family. May she Rest In Peace,” they wrote.

Today our Aunty POPPY passed away 😪 after a sudden illness.
She was one of the long standing flowersellers at our…

Posted by Sisters on Adderley Flower Sellers on Thursday, 10 September 2020

It has been 130 years since the very first flower seller sold her first bouquet in Stuttafords, inspiring a generation of descendants to grace Adderley street and carve out their own colourful place in history.

Aunty Poppy has become an iconic figure at the famous flower market on Trafalgar Square over the years, and her presence will be sorely missed.

Since the announcement, condolences have been poring in from well-wishers.

“Shame man, condolences to her family and the rest of the flower selling family. A well known face at that market. May she RIP,” commented one Facebook user.

Picture: Facebook

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