Capetonian opera singer and winner of SA’s Got Talent season 2, James Bhemgee has passed away.
According to Channel24 who spoke to his brother, Bhemgee is said to have suffered from chronic illnesses but died of a heart attack on 22 June. Multiple sources report that he had been unwell prior, and passed away at his home in Mitchells Plain. He was 57-years-old.
While numerous tributes have poured in for the singer, including those from talents like Sasha-Lee Davids, Bhemgee’s family expressed shock at receiving the news.
His sister Nerine Schilder commented that the news was “absolutely shocking” to family members as the news was released on social media first.