Christa Steyn dies after cancer battle

2012-06-12 08:19
Cape Town - Afrikaans singer and songwriter Christa Steyn died on Monday after a long battle with cancer, reports Beeld.

Steyn, who was diagnosed with breast and liver cancer a year ago, died at around 20:30 on Monday at her house in Pretoria.

Her son Douw and daughter Magdeleen Grobler were at her side.

A few days ago, Steyn reportedly asked close friend Coenie de Villiers to cut his Cape Town trip short to come and say goodbye to her.

De Villiers told Beeld on Monday that he's sad, but that he's not "concerned about where she is tonight".

"We always laughed a lot, through the cancer. She was an unbelievable inspiration," De Villiers added.

Tributes started pouring in on social networks Facebook and Twitter minutes after the singer's death.

Steve Hofmeyr tweeted late on Monday: "Jammer Christa Steyn. RIP. Ons sal jou nooit vergeet nie. Groetnis aan Lucas." (Sorry Christa Steyn. RIP. We will never forget you. Say hi to Lucas.)

Steyn would have celebrated her 54th birthday on 15 June.


  • Emmanuel - 2012-06-12 08:44

    RIP, even though I didnt know your music, am just touched. May God give your daughters and sons strength to go on.

  • johan.styel - 2012-06-12 08:48

    RIP Christa. Dankie vir die deuntjies.

  • Kobus Steyn - 2012-06-12 08:55

    Christa, ons gaan jou beslis mis, asook jou musiek. Rus in vrede!

  • Juan - 2012-06-12 09:06


  • Emile Minnie - 2012-06-12 09:12

    Ek wil vir jou somer wees en stilte gee...

  • eugenie.douglas - 2012-06-12 09:32

    Ek hoop Rika Vermeulen boet vir haar dade. En dat haar gewete haar opkeil tot die dag van haar dood. Wat sy gedoen het is siek. Punt. RIP Christa Steyn.

      marsupelami - 2012-06-12 09:39

      wat het sy gedoen?

      Tharina25 - 2012-06-12 12:42

      Waarvan praat jy?

  • pretorius.herman - 2012-06-12 09:47

    Dankie vir die lekker gesels in die hospitaal oor God se ongelooflike genade en liefde en hoe Sy raadsplan altyd Sy glorie dien. Jou aanvaarding van dit en ons lekker gesels oor Sy Woord sal my altyd by bly.

  • Dawie - 2012-06-12 10:55

    To all those people thumb downing on every comment..GO FK YOURSELF...If you don't know classics then you don't know Christa Steyn...She was amazing writer and piano player in the Afrikaans music industry...RIP Christa...

      hester.fritze - 2012-06-12 11:08

      Ek stem saam Dawie! What goes around, comes around!

      rebiditswe.senzo - 2012-06-12 15:59


  • dolf.coetzee.9 - 2012-06-12 12:34

    What a wonderful lady she was. I met her once about eight years ago when she was the guest artist at a Christmas Musical festival that was held at the Ruimsig Sports Stadium in Roodepoort. I was a amature musician and part of gospel group when we were surprised when in the spur of the moment she invited us to play with her in spite of the fact that we never had the opportunity to practise beforehand with her. She was so amazingly "down to the ground" and made us feel like stars although she was the professional and she praised us that we were doing so well. I will always remember her for that, although she was the star, she made "a fuss" about our talent (which were minimal compared with her mastership as a musician). South Africa lost a wonderful women and musician. Dolf Coetzee

  • ian.bester.372 - 2012-06-12 13:17

    Totsiens, Christa. Jou gaan ons mis, maar na jou musiek sal ons bly luister. Rus in vrede.

  • lesego.hlalethwa - 2012-06-13 04:42

    ek het vir twee jaare by sy kantoor gewerk,lieflik mens sy was...ek sal nooit vir haar vergeet nie

  • esta.haasbroek - 2012-06-14 16:08

    Christa was an inspiration to all with her music and her personal way of handling life. I thank the Lord for blessing us with someone like her and Jannie. Have a blast with Jesus!

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