South African music has been dealt yet another blow with the passing of Sammy Moripe, a well-known musician from Bacardi and one-half of the duo Pencil & Zing Master.

The news of Moripe's has brought about immense grief in the music community, with many taking to social media to pay their respects and express their sadness.

Sammy Moripe, who was also known as Pencil, was a veteran artist who was revered as one of Bacardi's finest assets until his passing.

He played a significant role in the creation of the Amapiano sound, and his contributions to the music industry will not be forgotten.

Sammy Moripe, DJ Pencil cause of death

Although the reports of Pencil's death have not yet been officially verified, there have been several responses on social media, particularly on Twitter when the account @KasiEconomy tweeted about it.

According to sources who replied to Cutjolicious SA's DM, Sammy Moripe passed away in Pretoria after fighting cancer for almost three years. He passed away while being treated in the hospital.

The news of Sammy Moripe's passing has been met with an outpouring of tributes and condolences from fans and fellow musicians alike. Fanicar Bila Bila King tweeted, “RIP Dj Pencil, Ama piano Hit Maker Serope Ko Ntle Hit Maker.

The veteran artist died yesterday after battling with an undisclosed illness. Until his death, he was regarded as one of the greatest Bacardi assets whose contributions gave birth to the Amapiano sound.” Similarly, Premier K. Cooper expressed his sadness, writing, “Sad news, Rest in peace to Dj Pencil. He gave us good music back then, featuring his homeboy Zingmaster. They gave us Tshwara in 2017 and Vuk'uzenzele ft Riky Rick.”

The passing of Sammy Moripe is a significant loss for the South African music community, and his contributions to the industry will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans during this difficult time.



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