Monday, June 6, 2011

Die Antwoord Opening Act Finally Succumbs to Progeria

Die Antwoord collaborator and the world's oldest documented progeria survivor Leon Botha passed away Sunday, 5 June after complications arose from the rare disease. His death followed his 26th birthday, which he had celebrated just a day before.

The floods of condolences posted on his Facebook page remember Botha as 'inspirational, with a zest for life.'

Die Antwoord Collaborator Leon Botha Dies at 26

Botha's celebrity went global after the viral release of  the Enter the Ninja video, which catapulted the zef electro-rappers into the international spotlight. He was known also for his visual art projects and solo DJ sets at the openings of Die Antwoord's live shows.

"...a highly gifted individual, who in the space of two gallery rooms proved to me that however rare in this age of hedonistic obsessions so rife with nihilistic materialism, he possesses the courage to individuate." - Gavin Du Plessis

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