Cape Town –
Popular Sunday Times columnist and journalist Gwen Gill died on Wednesday night,
Eyewitness News reported.
Gill's daughter confirmed her death to EWN, saying that she had died at 21:00.
She was 75. The cause of death is still unknown.
She was well-known for her Social Scene column in the Sunday Times where
she has also been Editorial Secretary since 1971.
Gill interviewed and socialised with some of the world's most famous people,
including members of the royal family, Oscar winners, celebrities and religious
Twitter is abuzz with people reacting to Gill's death. Sunday Times editor Ray Hartley tweeted: "RIP Gwen Gill from all at the Sunday Times. They don't make
them like they used to."
Springbok rugby player Bryan Habana said "Our thoughts and prayers go out
to her family & friends" and Nelson Mandela's personal assistant Zelda la Grange tweeted: "RIP #Gwen
Gill formidable woman."