Theuns Jordaan’s father dies


Condolences are pouring in on social media after Willie Jordaan, father of the late singer Theuns Jordaan, died on Sunday at the age of 82.

Willie, or Oom Willie as he was known among Theuns’ fans, died a day after a tribute concert for Theuns was held in Cape Town.

Artists such as Steve Hofmeyr, Jay du Plessis, Bobby van Jaarsveld and Juanita du Plessis could be seen at this concert on Saturday.

“Rest in peace my uncle Willie ‘Grandpa’. Now you are at home (sic),” reads a tribute that Jacques du Plessis, singer and family friend of the Jordaan family, paid on social media.

Singers such as Jakkie Louw and Steve Hofmeyr also shared tribute messages on social media.

“Exactly 24 hours after the concert, Theuns’ father, Uncle Willie, also passed away. I’m so sorry to hear that, Linda (Theuns’ sister),” reads Steve’s message on Facebook.

Theuns lost his battle against leukemia on 17 November 2021. He was officially inducted into the South African Hall of Fame in 2022 and also honored with a moving tribute concert at Loftus Versfeld.

Theuns’ hit song “Vreemde stad” was also honored in the FAK song garden last year.

“Theuns was… is my son. My pride my longing This is a tremendous honour,” Willie told RNews during the launch of Theuns’ song board.

These words also echoed during the huge tribute concert when Willie received an award from Dr. Danie Langner, managing director of the FAK, received.