Chef and media personality Lesego Semenya has passed on. His manager Miz Marcee broke the news on Twitter a short while ago.
It is with great pain that I have to share this: Chef Lesego Semenya @LesDaChef has passed away. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts. We have lost a huge part of our heart. We will never be whole again. R.I.P Lesego pic.twitter.com/dhr6Khfd5n
— Psychic Witch (@MizMarcee) July 12, 2021
While the cause of his death is unknown, Lesego tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and had been posting constant updates about his progress on social media.
Semenya who was also known as LesDaChef was cast on SABC3’s Top Chef in 2016.
He also co-hosted and judged Celebrity Masterchef, for which he won an SA Film and Television Award.
His book, Dijo, became a best-seller and was due for another print run.
Fans have taken to social media to express their sadness at his passing.
He will be remembered for his talent, humour and humility. RIP Chef Lesego Semenya💔🕊 pic.twitter.com/nmkpfiNodB
— bbc🖤 (@k_hensanii) July 12, 2021
Yhhhooo💔💔I Have No Words 😭Robala Ka Kagiso Rre Semenya
— GontseLeroleFan (@FanGontse) July 12, 2021
💔 heartbroken to hear of the passing of Lesego @LesDaChef – what an absolute pleasure and privilege it was to have known you 🥺
My sincere condolences to the Semenya family and friends!
You will be missed Les! pic.twitter.com/bV7EfFewsA
— Yolandi Venter (@YolandiVenter2) July 12, 2021
Such a sad day. Rest in peace Chef Lesego Semenya.
— 𝙽𝙾𝚂𝙸𝙿𝙷𝙾 𝙱𝙸𝚈𝙴𝙻𝙰 (@menziwa_nosipho) July 12, 2021
Lesego Semenya 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔
— Dr. Amajimbo 🇰🇪 (@njokingumi) July 12, 2021