By Oluthando Keteyi - 12 September 2019Views : 8607
Thami Shobede stole the hearts of Mzansi with his beautiful smile and soulful vocals, and his passing has left many heartbroken.
Gallo Records confirmed the passing of Shobede, at the age of 31. He was signed to the label.
The Idols South Africa season 12 runner-up died on Thursday morning at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria.
Robert Cowling, general manager at Gallo Records, told The Sowetan that "It came to our attention this morning that he was in hospital suffering from an illness and complications."
During season 12 of Idols, Shobede went all to the finals in 2016 and despite him not winning, Mzansi fell in love with the star.
Shobede on Idols performed a duet, with award-winning singer Kelly Khumalo that left in awe of his amazing vocal talent. The performance remains a favourite for many.
WATCH THE PERFORMANCE BELOW: