JOHANNESBURG - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Wednesday said it is mourning the death of flamboyant socialite and broadcaster, Thapelo Lehulere, popularly known as Lara Kruger.
Lara was an immensely popular DJ and while she was biologically male, she identified as a woman.
I just heard of her passing and instantly had a panic attack....was fond of you but never knew I loved you this much— Tebza K (@bophelo12345) January 3, 2018
May your soul rest in peace. Tjank you for making me laugh. Death be no proud larakruger— Judy Mashao (@judymokgakga) January 3, 2018
No guys!! Lara Kruger is gone I can&39;t. I so loved Lara. May she RIP larakruger— It&39;s_Phenyo (@PhenyoMoletsane) January 3, 2018
The public broadcaster, in a statement said: "Lara will be remembered for the immense contribution at the SABC as a presenter of Motsweding FM’s weekend show Di direga kae, since joining the station in 2016. Lara’s contribution to the SABC will remain and continue to inspire those who knew her on a personal and professional level."
The SABC described Lara as an all-round entertainer and videogrammer on social media platforms, saying she will be deeply missed.
Details regarding the memorial and funeral service will be announced in due course.