Popular Afrikaans Singer Theuns Jordaan dies of Cancer at 50 years

Theuns Jordaan Cause of death: Theuns Jordaan, 50-year-old,  a  legendary South African singer and songwriter, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, after battling with cancer. He died suddenly and unexpectedly. He was a popular musician who has released numerous songs and has also sold so many records.

According to Wikipedia Jordann was born on 10 January 1971 on a Karoo farm near Venterstad in the Eastern Cape. He passed away on 17 November 2021 after having being diagnosed with cancer in December 2020. While studying industrial psychology at the University of Stellenbosch, he had his first performance on 21 October 1992 at a local bar called The Terrace. He started composing his own lyrics, resulting in five songs of his debut album, Vreemde Stad. Theuns attended Volkskool High School in Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape. While at school, Std 9 and matric he played music and sang to local patrons at a pizza restaurant/ pub called Trail in. After he completed his studies, Jordaan spent a year as an entrepreneur. In October 1998, he moved from the Cape to Pretoria and, after gaining popularity in the city, recorded his debut album, Vreemde Stad, in Stellenbosch. This album was released in 2000 at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees in Oudtshoorn. EMI released Vreemde Stad shortly afterward, and the album surpassed triple platinum status (150 000 copies) in July 2003. He launched his second album, Tjailatyd at the Aardklop music festival in 2002, which also sold more than 150 000 records. The South African guitar player, Anton L’Amour, performed with Theuns and was responsible for all the guitar tracks in Vreemde Stad and Tjailatyd.

LEKKER FM posted on their official Facebook page that “NICE FM NEWS – JUST KNOWN. It just became known that the popular Afrikaans singer Theuns Jordaan passed away. He announced in December last year that leukemia was diagnosed with him. The circumstances surrounding his death are not yet known. LEKKER FM expresses their sympathy for his family and friends. More information will follow as soon as it is known.”  Armand Hofmeyr also shared the devastating news on Facebook and it reads “Theuns my old friend, I learned a lot from you. Most of my writing work is based on what you taught me. I would still like to learn a lot from you. RUSSIA IN PEACE. See you again one day. Also good luck to the person closest to him Jacques Du Plessis. This is heartbreaking.”

Theuns Jordaan’s obituary will be organized by the family.


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