President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences to the family of late gospel singer Lundi Tyamara, saying he was one of the best artists the country has ever produced.
The 38-year-old died just after midnight at the Edenvale Hospital.
He suffered from suffered from abdominal tuberculosis (TB) and a liver condition.
Political parties have also sent their condolences.
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says the singer will always be remembered.
"He was a great young talent. Our condolences to his family and friends."
The entertainment editor at the Sowetan newspaper, Lesley Mofokeng, says the singer was talented.
"There’s a generation of South Africans who’ll remember the track Wami and it’s all thanks to Lundi."
Many South Africans took to Twitter to remember his music talent.