SA rocker dies after losing battle with cancer

2015-07-27 12:22

Cape Town – Drikus Brixton Barnard, bass player for the Brixton Moord en Roof Orkes, died on Sunday after being diagnosed with cancer in June.

Fellow bandmember Andries Bezuidenhout shared the news on Sunday morning on a Facebook support page for Drikus, Bucks vir Brixton. His post read: "Gerhard asked me to convey the news. Drikus passed away. Thanks everyone for love and support."

Drikus was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in June with doctors giving him three to six months to live after a malignant brain tumor was removed. The tumor was discovered after Drikus suffered two strokes in March.

Friends and family have since taken to social media to pay tribute to Drikus.

Another Facebook user, Zani Botes, said: "Brixton, I am so sorry that you had to go so early. I am going to miss you. The only comfort I have is that you are now part of everything."

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