In memoriam Morné van Rensburg 21 August 1985 – 21 May 2011
This was the message we all saw after last night’s entertaining episode of Idols SA. But at this very moment, very little is known how the 26 year old beatboxer, Morne van Rensburg, passed away. Van Rensburg participated in the Johannesburg auditions of SA Idols that was aired last night on M-Net. Even though he didn’t sing, he clearly had beatboxing talent and a ‘rap’ between him and show host Proverb was also broadcasted during last night’s episode.
TV magazine, tvplus received the following response from M-net after requesting a statement about van Rensburg’s death:
“Unfortunately we don’t know much – his family didn’t want to go into details about the exact circumstances around his death. They simply called the production team a few weeks ago to inform them of his passing since they knew he’d auditioned for the show. We asked if they’d prefer us not to include his audition in the show or on Channel 199 but on the contrary they wanted to honour his memory on the show instead”.
M-net also said that unless the family comes forward with a statement, they will continue to respect their privacy.
See his audition tape below:
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