65-year-old amapiano star, Olpha “Gee Six Five” Selepe, who became famous few weeks ago has passed away from alleged Covid complications.
Tributes poured in on her after death news surfaced on social media, her family have confirmed the news early on Wednesday.
Her niece Sbu Mpungose wrote on social media, “My beloved aunt, MumNcane who many of you know as Gee Six Five, is no more. She displayed leadership throughout her life, was the epitome of fearlessness and inspired many with her single Obani Labantu. Mthiya, Shandu kaNdaba, Sontshikazi. RIP Gee Six Fiv.
According to TimesLive, the 65-year-old star completed her Master’s degree at the age of 63 in 2018. At the time of her death, she was busy pursuing a doctoral degree.
Gee Six Five became an internet sensation last month when her hit song Obani Lababantu, was shared online and quickly went viral.
Speaking about her newfound fame, she told Trending SA she wanted to share a message about jealousy.
“When I composed this song, I wanted to address a question people are always thinking: ‘Who are these people talking about me?’ You know, who are these jealous people, who are these people laughing at me? So I wanted to send a message,” Gee Six Five said.