The death of South African musician and entertainer DJ Papers 707 has been confirmed.
The 42-year-old musician died in the hospital on Wednesday morning where he was initially being treated for gout.
DJ Papers 707 is known in South Africa for making the amapiano music genre more popular through his signature dance moves. Amapiano is a local South African style of music that surfaced around 2012. The true origin of the amapiano genre in South Africa is not known but the music style was made more popular by some South African DJs.
DJ Papers 707’s management made the announcement of his death on Wednesday.
Some South African music artistes have expressed their sadness over DJ Paper’s death.
This man made most of South Africans gravitate towards the Amapiano sound through his dance moves, the streets shall never forget that. It's confirmed, ezulwini kune party this Friday!
May your soul Rest in Perfect Peace, Grootman. ❤🙏#RipPapers707 pic.twitter.com/Y0FidcXMk9
— Ghetto Universe Media (@_GhettoUni) July 15, 2020