On Monday the singer shared snaps of them together on Instagram and reflected on the kind of friendship they shared.  

“I’ve been trying my hardest to stay as busy as possible these past two days. As it stands, 2022 is not a year I’ll remember fondly. The thought of accepting the reality, that I now have to live in a world you’re no longer part of, is far too heavy on my heart. 11 years, Reggie. 11 years worth of some of the most beautiful memories I have.

“You’ve been pouring love, encouragement and support into my life since I was a skinny and scrawny looking, aspiring singer. All I had was hopes and dreams and you loved me anyway. My brother, my friend, my heart. Yours is a spirit I’ll cherish in all lifetimes,” she wrote.

Celebs flocked to her mentions to share their shock and condolences.

“Reggie! One of the most kindest humans I’ve ever met in my life. I’m so sorry Mama,” wrote Lerato Kganyago.

“I know how dearly he loved you,” wrote Thandy Matlaila.

Idols SA judge and businessman Somizi Mhlongo recounted the last time he saw the late designer.

“I bumped into him a week ago or so at plaza and we gave each other the warmest longest hug and he said we should do lunch.”

The family confirmedto Drum the designer died after a short illness, aged 43.

“You know when you are not feeling well, sometimes you want to be home. I guess that is the case ...”

“He was feeling ill and he didn’t suffer for long but he must have felt something. He came home on Monday and died on Saturday the 29th,” she said.

Reggie dressed celebs such as Moneoa, Zikhona Sodlaka, Zahara Cici and Bontle Modiselle.

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