eNCA on Thursday morning reported that local singer, Ricardo Groenewald has passed away. He grew up in Humansdorp.
The 43-year-old first shot to fame in 1987 with his hit song I Love You Daddy. Groenewald was eight at the time.
According to media reports the singer had been battling cancer for a long time and was admitted to Tygerberg Hospital earlier this week.
Fans took to social media early on Thursday morning to share their condolences.
“Rest in peace #RicardoGroenewald. ‘I love you daddy’ touched our hearts. Definately impacted relationships between dad’s and kids,” Dalin Oliver tweeted.
Patricia De Lille tweeted; “Saddened to hear about the passing of musician Ricardo Groenewald. Thoughts are with his friends & family. May his soul rest in peace.”