Amapiano Disc Jockey and dancer ‘Dj Papers 707’ dies at age 42
He died in the hospital on Wednesday morning after being admitted to hospital for gout.
News of the death of DJ Papers 707, who has been seen as a pioneer of making music genre amapiano well known, has died due to Covid-19 complications.
“He was in emergency clinic for gout. I was with him a week ago and he was battling with his condition. I addressed him yesterday and he was upbeat. It came as a stun to all of us and we truly don’t have the foggiest idea what to think right now. There are such a large number of feelings.”
He said he would recall Vusi as a “mindful and adoring person who consistently made a special effort to assist everybody with making some great memories”.
“He was so adoring. It is such a misfortune to us, as his companions, yet in addition to the business.”
His dance moves while holding a Hennessey bottle and wearing expensive clothing created what is known as the “amapiano lifestyle”.
Artist booking agent Wangile tweeted: “That grootman was always concerned about my safety at gigs, he once waited for me to finish working in Mpumalanga and he drove behind me till I could see the way to Soweto. There’s definitely a party in heaven tonight, I know he prepared his set and a towel to wipe himself. #RipPapers707.”
DJ Fresh said: “The Yanos have lost a truly unapologetic ambassador!!! On behalf of #Amapiano: DANKO AND #RipPapers707.”