Gwen Gill dies

2011-08-25 08:37

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 icons.
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."


  • BOFFINBOB - 2011-08-25 08:52

    A formidable woman indeed. RIP & Condolances.

      Little Jim - 2011-08-28 05:22

      Lets be honest, the women lacked any style and for her to write about and critique social events was like a mechanic criticizing a beauty and make up show!! She has no taste in clothes or style, what with her pisspot hairstyle, and yet many feared her. I think her greatest attribute was the fact that a short, fat frumpy women with absolutely no style could make it on the guest list of a major event.

  • refilwe mashigo - 2011-08-25 08:54

    R.i.p Gwen. her columns were always worth the read.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-08-25 08:56

    RIP Gwen....

  • 40 Something - 2011-08-25 09:30

    RIP Gwen. I loved her columns.

  • Icepick - 2011-08-25 09:47

    Rest in peace Special Lady. You gave so much for so many years and will be sorely missed.

  • pam.benink - 2011-08-25 09:52

    What will Sundays be without Ms Gills columns? RIP, condolances to the family.

  • SGL - 2011-08-25 10:02

    RIP Gwen.

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