Covid-19 has claimed the life of dynamic entertainer and local musical icon, Sedick Tassiem.
Tassiem died on Thursday 12 August, at the age of 81, due to Covid-19 complications at Brackengate Hospital.
On Thursday, 19 August, the Western Cape MEC of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, said the entertainment industry in the province has lost another legend, following Tassiem’s passing.
“While primarily a singer by nature, Sedick loved to entertain people with his flamboyant outfits and through various performances. He was a member of a few choirs over the years and was a popular member of the Kaapse Klopse fraternity,” Marais said.
Sedick Tassiem was also well-known at the Labia Theatre, where he worked as an usher and also entertained moviegoers.
In a Facebook post, Labia Theatre said: “A wonderful colourful artist of many genres and talents including hairdressing, tailoring, music, movies and his beloved [Cape Minstrel Carnival].”