South African designer Quiteria Kekana has passed away. The internationally acclaimed designer is said to have passed away on Sunday 17th April 2022, losing his battle with cancer.
“It is with profound regret and sadness that the Kekana family confirm the untimely passing of international designer, son, father, and brother Lebogang “Quiteria” Kekana after a short battle with cancer”, the Kekana family announced in a statement.
Quiteria Kekana revealed last year that he was diagnosed with Multiple myeloma. According to Mayo Clinic, Multiple myeloma is cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell.
The designer leaves behind his son, parents, siblings, and family. His family has asked for some privacy during this difficult time. They have also expressed gratitude for all the love and support they have received thus far.
“The family humbly requests privacy, as they process the news. We ask that you please keep us in your prayers. The Kekana family is deeply thankful for all the countless personal messages of love and support received thus far”.
Quiteria Kekana was known for his high fashion collections and has dressed the likes of Beyonce, Enhle Mbali, Makhadzi, and Nandi Mbatha just to name a few.
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