Tributes have been pouring in for Lesiba Marokana.
METRO FM is mourning the loss of one of their own.
Music compiler Lesiba Marokana, popularly known as Stix, died on Thursday, 1 June.
They announced the news on their social media platforms and sent out condolences to his friends and family.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved music compiler, Lesiba Marokana, who passed away yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues,” they wrote.
His cause of death wasn’t mentioned.
His colleagues also paid tribute to him on air while Break Away with Khutso Theledi on Friday morning, 2 June, closed off the show with a message from Given Baloyi on his segment called the Break Away Note with Given Baloyi.
He advised people to live life to the full.
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“As we remember our brother, Lesiba, what I’ve learnt in recent years is that when death takes someone from us, it’s a lesson to live fully.
“I say this always, life is really that short. You can lose it in a split second. It’s not guaranteed. This moment, this second that you’re breathing, live fully. Do your best to be as happy as you can be, with as much peace you can find and love. Enjoy it as much as you can and honour this miracle of life we get to live every day,” he said.
Industry peers and more colleagues also paid tribute to him on social media.
Metro FM breakfast show host, DJ Sabby thanked Lesiba for working with him on his previous show.
“Aaah, Les bro. Gone too soon bro. Thank you for everything man. One of the solid pillars who helped build the chart show to the success we enjoyed. Passionate about music in general. RIP dawg,” he wrote.
Kaya959 presenter Sizwe Dhlomo wrote: “What a good dude! RIP, my G.”
Bridgette Makhela said she was heartbroken by the news.
“I am honestly so heartbroken. Such a kind and dope guy, since our early days and stayed the same all these years,” she wrote.
Lesiba worked as a music compiler for many other radio stations such as 5FM, Power FM 98.7, and 7FM.