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.”