July 12, 2021

Chef and Author Les Da Chef Semenya Passes Away


12 July 2021 – Renowned chef and media personality, Les Da Chef, has died at the age of 39. Although his cause of death has yet to be announced, Lesego Semenya had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.

The Soweto-born chef had been updating his followers regularly on his recovery and had recently revealed that he was living with comorbidity – making his fight more difficult. His latest update on Twitter was on 9 July, Day 5 of his fight.

According to Sowetan Live, his talent manager took to social media to break the news today, Monday 12 July. “It is with great pain that I have to share this: Chef Lesego Semenya @LesDaChef has passed away. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts. We have lost a huge part of our hearts. We will never be whole again. R.I.P Lesego,” Miz Marcee said.

He had recently announced that his best-selling book Dija was due for another print run. His untimely death has left friends, colleagues, the industry and fans shaken.


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