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#RIPGrantShakoane: Former Metro FM legend has died

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Former Metro FM veteran, Grant Shakoane has been announced dead in the early hours off today.

His death was confirmed by his fellow radio veteran and close friend Wilson B Nkosi.

Although the cause of his death is yet to be known but radio personality and close friend Tim Modise took to Twitter last week to reveal Shakoane was “in a serious condition” at a Johannesburg hospital for an unknown condition.

“Our friend & big brother, the radio ‘gentle giant’ Grant Shakoane is in a serious condition at one of the hospitals in Joburg. His wife informs me that he’s been in this battle for a while. Join me in praying for his recovery. We love you,” Modise wrote at the time.

Modise returned to Twitter in the early hours of Thursday morning to pay heartfelt tribute to his friend, and offer his condolences to the Shakoane family.

“Like many of us and his friends, I’m saddened by the news. I extend my sympathies to Ausi Albertina and family. I wish you strength. Modimo a le fodise,” Tim wrote.

The news of his death shock so many as his fans took to comment section to pay tribute to him.

Sports broadcaster Robert Marawa described Shakoane’s death as “a deeply sad and emotional time for one who was so deeply loved and appreciated by many”.