Death – Naledi Willers dead: Real Housewives of Johannesburg star dies aged 30

Death – Obituary

Naledi Willers

The Real Housewives star opened up about her breast cancer last year (Picture: Instagram)

Naledi Willers, who starred on the Real Housewives of Johannesburg, has died at the age of 30 after suffering from breast cancer.

The news was confirmed on Instagram in a statement shared by former Big Brother Africa star Oneal Madumo, who was a close friend of hers.

Sharing a picture of the late reality star on the social media platform, he wrote: ‘The Willers & Friends are sad to announce the passing of their darling, daughter, friend and sister Naledi “Na-Legend” Willers on Tuesday 7th December 2021.’

The statement outlined that details about the funeral arrangements and service would be shared in due course.

‘We appreciate all the kind thoughts and prayers as we continue to struggle to process this tragic loss,’ the statement said.

Madumo’s Instagram post has been inundated with messages of condolence, with one person writing: ‘May her soul Rest In Peace. Condolences to you guys Oneal.’

Naledi Willers on Real Housewives of Johannesburg

Naledi starred on the reality show’s first season (Picture: 1Magic)

‘Deepest condolences to her family and friends. May her soul Rest In Peace,’ another wrote, with a heartbreak, dove and praying emoji.

Last year, Willers opened up about her breast cancer diagnosis on Instagram, writing: ‘If I look like I’ve just been through a war, it’s because I have. On 29 Nov. 2019 I was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer.

‘This was also the day I wrote the last exam of my law degree… while waiting for the call bearing my results.’

She continued, writing: ‘I choose to say: still healing. Still improving. Every day I draw another breath… still WINNING.

‘The world buckled down and braced for the impact of COVID-19 while each day I was terrified that an encounter with the virus while on chemotherapy could result in my death due to my compromised immune system.’

Willers thanked several loved ones for support, including Oneal ‘for being more than any label can ever encompass since we met twelve years ago… but my brother and best friend through it all’.

Naledi starred on Real Housewives of Johannesburg in season one, with the series following her as she studied for her law degree.

She married Metro FM radio personality Quinton ‘Naked DJ’ Masina in 2017, bu the pair separated in 2019.



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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject's life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.