Story Behind Musician Theuns Jordaan’s Cause of Death at 50
It’s with a broken heart we announce the Country Medley singer passed away on Nov. 17, 2021. To read all the details surrounding Theuns Jordaan’s cause of death, stay up with us.
The sad news was shared by his friend, Armand Hofmeyr, who took to Facebook to send a touching tribute:
“Theuns, my old friend, I learned a lot from you. Most of my writing work is based on what you taught me. I would’ve liked to learn a lot from you. REST IN PEACE. This is heartbreaking,” Hofmeyr wrote.
In December 2020, Jordaan announced that he had been diagnosed with leukemia in Sep. of that year, calling the prognosis “very good.
A blood test confirmed that the South African singer-songwriter had acute myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer that originated in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow.
According to reports, he started receiving chemotherapy soon after receiving the diagnosis, and in December, his condition has resolved. Jordaan received a bone marrow transplant in Mar. 5.
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What Led to Theuns Jordaan’s Death?
While many fans are searching for Theuns Jordaan’s cause of death, some reports speculated that the singer died of acute myeloid leukemia.
US day News is working to provide more information and collect the latest updates surrounding Theuns Jordaan’s death, so stay up with us.
Jordaan was born on Jan. 10, 1971, on a Karoo farm near Venterstad in the Eastern Cape. While studying industrial psychology at the University of Stellenbosch, Jordaan had his first performance on Oct. 21. 1992 at a local bar called The Terrace.
The artist started composing his own lyrics, and it resulted in five songs of his debut album, Vreemde Stad. He attended Volkskool High School in Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape. While at school, he played music and sang to local patrons at a pizza restaurant.
After he completed his studies, Theuns spent a year as an entrepreneur. In Oct. 1998, the singer moved from the Cape to Pretoria and, after gaining fame in the city, recorded his debut album, Vreemde Stad, in Stellenbosch.
Vreemde Stad album was released in 2000 at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees in Oudtshoorn. EMI company released Vreemde Stad shortly after, and the album surpassed triple platinum status (150 000 copies) in July 2003.
In 2002, Jordaan launched his second album, Tjailatyd, at the Aardklop music festival, which also sold more than 150 000 records. The guitar player, Anton L’Amour, performed with Jordaan and was responsible for all the guitar tracks in Vreemde Stad and Tjailatyd.
The artist was best known for his hit singles and albums Tribute to the poets and Roeper. Unfortunately, his career was cut short when he was diagnosed with leukemia in Sep. 2020.
Last year, Jordaan said that the prognosis was “very good” and that he was already in remission. He also added that he would have to undergo a stem cell transplant in February of 2021. “Before the diagnosis, I was constantly tired for about two to three weeks,” the star said at the time.
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Reactions to Theuns Jordaan’s Death
Shortly after the heartbreaking news of Theuns Jordaan’s death was revealed, several fans, friends stated their condolences and paid poignant tributes to him.
Afrikaans singer Jacques Du Plessis said about his close bond with Jordaan and the special moments he shared on the road with the award-winning star.
Jacques, who worked and toured with Jordaan for over 11 years, said: “He was always true and open. If you want to know Theuns, you simply need to listen to his songs.” He adds: “He was a boss, he was a mentor, he was one of my best friends. We spent lots of time together on the road.”
“It was was an amazing experience for me as a young artist, to tour with a big guy like him,” Jacques said about Theuns. “He was the most soft-hearted, genuine guy I ever knew.”
“His ears were always open, and his heart was always open. Nothing was ever too much. You could call him 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning. He was always there,” he added.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “May you RIP Theuns Jordaan. You will be misses. Your music lives on forever. My sincere condolences to your loved ones and fan base. May you find peace knowing he’s no longer suffering cancer.”
Brenden Nel wrote: “RIP Theuns Jordaan. Met him before his fame a long time ago. Wasnt my type of music, but nice guy. Condolences to those who knew and loved him.”
Another fan tweeted: “Theuns Jordaan gave us great memories from KKNK in the early 2000s. His legacy will continue.”
“Popular South African singer, songwriter, and entertainer Theuns Jordaan, who is best known for his songs’ Beautiful in Beaufort-Wes’ and ‘Soos Bloed,’ passed away at the age of 50 on Wednesday morning, Nov. 17, after being diagnosed with leukemia last year,” one Twitter user wrote.
One Facebook user wrote: “So sad. Sincere condolences to his family, friends and South Africans. A true legend. Rest in peace Theuns” while another user said, “Oh no. Deepest condolences to your family and friends. Your music will live on forever. RIP Theuns”.