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The Truth of Dj Sumbody’s Cause of Death


Social media have started to spread some controversial rumors about the South African disc jockey and radio presenter Dj Sumbody’s cause of death after reports claimed he passed away on November 20, 2022, at the age of 42.

May the unforgettable artist rest in power; we send our deepest sympathies to his friends, family, and loved ones in this difficult period.

Oupa John Sefoka well known as ‘DJ Sumbody’ heralded the entertainment industry into a refreshing era with the catchy, repetitious, and authentically Pretorian sound of ‘Amapiano.’

The serial entrepreneur was born and raised in West Park, Pretoria on June 9. He was not a stranger to the music scene at all. The artist who came to fame for his hit songs, Ayepyep and Monate Mpolaye, kicked off transporting commuters on morning taxi ways to raise funds to buy vinyl in high school.

By the time he reached his second year at the Tshwane University of Technology, he could no longer ignore his passion for music and dropped out in order to pursue his career as a professional House DJ.

“When promoters wouldn’t book me, I created my own events and hosted street bashes to create a following in my hood,” stated the DJ. He also went on to volunteer at a community radio station in Tshwane.

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A Suicide Became Dj Sumbody’s Cause of Death?

Although there is no official report about Dj Sumbody’s cause of death at this time, some unconfirmed sources announced that he lost his life because of suicide; they believe the DJ was suffering from depression.

Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

His purpose and work ethic went on to gain him his own show along with DJ Syco and Lee ‘Mashaedi on the Engage’ on Tshwane FM. He served his tenure in the dual role of the producer and presenter of the show.

The co-founder of the Ayepyep Lifestyle Lounge debuted his first house compilation disc in 2012, named ‘Larger Than House: Volume 1 followed by Volume 2. The album went on to sell over a thousand copies within 3 weeks of its release. He was additionally responsible for the widely known street anthem ‘Ayepyep’ in 2017. He has gone on to work with industry giants including, Thebe, Tira, Cassper Nyovest, and Emza.

His latest offering ‘Monate Mpolaye’ ft Cassper Nyovest, Thebe, and Vettis has left fans in awe of what he will offer next. Apart from his music career, he is a co-founder of the family transport business Jamoloto & Son Transport, the Ayepyep Lifestyle Lounge, and SumSounds Productions.

SumSounds began as a sound hiring business and has now become a production company. It is now in a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment Africa which is highly expected to release music that takes the industry by storm. DJ Sumbody was definitely an artist to watch in 2019.

Latest Update: Dj Sumbody Died After Suffering Gunshot Wounds

According to the latest update, artist DJ Sumbody and one of his friends he was traveling with lost their lives in a hail of shots just after midnight. A third person who was traveling in a BMW X5 was taken to the hospital after suffering gunshot wounds.

Gauteng police spokesperson Lt-Col Mavela Masondo informed on Sunday that the shooting happened on the corner of Woodmead Drive and Woodland Drive in Sandton, Johannesburg, only after midnight.

“Upon arrival at the scene, police found two people inside a VW Golf with gunshot wounds. Both victims, a driver, and a passenger were certified dead on the scene. It was reported that the third victim, who was driving a BMW X5, was taken to the nearest medical care center after sustaining gunshot wounds,” Masondo declared.

“The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage. Police appeal to anyone with information that can help in the investigation or assist in the apprehension of the suspects to please call the crime stop number on 08600 10111 or report to the nearest police station.” Family spokesperson Mmanake Mokitimi confirmed the tragedy but rejected to open up about the rumors about DJ’s death.

Social media have started to spread some controversial rumors about the South African disc jockey and radio presenter Dj Sumbody's cause of death

“Details of his untimely death cannot be released but the artist…ran into an unfortunate incident that led to his passing in the early hours of Sunday morning, November 20, 2022,” Mokitimi said. She declined to confirm whether the artist had died of unnatural causes or not. Everything is under investigation. We will give you all details once everything has been settled. Please allow us to finalize everything as a family and then we will give you the proper details. At this moment, we just want some privacy, please. As a family we are still at the police station,” she said.

Over the past few days, DJ Sumbody has been counting down to the DJ Sumbody All White Veuve Clicquot Picnic which was expected to take place at Menlyn Maine in Pretoria on Sunday.

According to his social media pages, he was booked to perform at a number of gigs on Saturday, the day before his death. In his last story posted on Saturday, he is seen smoking a cigar with loud music playing in the background. “Back to basics,” he captioned it. The DJ released an album titled Ashi Nthwela in 2019  which featured Mdu Masilela, Thebe, Busiswa, Kwesta, and Cassper Nyovest.

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