Former South African Human Rights Commissioner Danny Titus has died at the age of 63.

Titus, who was born in Worcester in the Western Cape died in Johannesburg last night after being in a coma for over a month. He had earlier undergone an eye operation.

Titus was with the commission for seven years and later was an executive director of culture at the Afrikaans Language and Cultural Association, ATKV.

He retired from the ATKV in May this year.

Titus is survived by his two daughters, two brothers and one sister.

His brother, Leon Titus says, “Danny went into a coma a month and a half ago, he went for a cataract operation and as they pushed him out of the recovery room, his heart stopped beating. He’s got two daughters Mariska and Eline. He was 63 but all these things he was diabetic related things that landed him there.”