eNCA looks back at the stars of movies, sport, television, music and politicians who we lost in 2015.
JOHANNESBURG - The 2015 year saw a number of well-known South African personalities from the worlds of sport, music, movies and media bid us farewell.
Here&39;s a look at local celebrities who we&39;ve been forced to say goodbye to in 2015.
John &39;Shoes&39; Moshoeu - (18 December 1965 – 21 April 2015)
South African soccer player who was part of the victorious South African team that won the 1996 African Cup of Nations.
Simba Mbhere - (29 October 1988 - 31 January 2015)
Former model and Top Billing presenter
Collins Chabane - (15 April 1960 - 15 March 2015)
South African Minister of Public Service and Administration whowent into exile and joined the African National Congress underground military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe aged 17.
Nkululeko &39;Flabba&39; Habedi (17 October 1977 - 9 March 2015)
A South African hip hop musician and member of award-winning group Skwatta Kamp. He was born on 17 October in Orlando West in Soweto.
Richard Henyekane - (28 September 1983 - 7 April 2015)
South African professional footballer who also represented the national team.
Ricardo Groeneward (23 July 1972 - 25 November 2015)
Cape Town musician died after being diagnosed lymphatic cancer.
Clive Rice - (23 July 1949 - 28 July 2015)
South African international cricketer. An all-rounder, Rice ended his First Class cricket career with a batting average of 40.95 and a bowling average of 22.49
David Masondo - (1950 - 5 July 2015)
Lead singer of the award-winning maskandi group Soul Brothers
R Mashesha (Died on 7 August 2015)
Member of award-winning Kwaito group Big Nuz
Tshepo Ngwane - (21 July 1976 - 27 October 2015)
South African actor most famous for his role as Thiza on South African television drama series Yizo Yizo.
Cecil Lolo - (11 March 1988 - 25 October 2015)
South African professional footballer, who played as a defender and midfielder for Ajax Cape Town.