Chef and media personality Lesego Semenya has passed on. His manager Miz Marcee broke the news on Twitter a short while ago.

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.