DJ Leon Botha has died the day after he turned 26. Botha had suffered from progeria ( A rare genetic condition that aged him prematurely) since he was four.
He starred in the Enter the Ninja video by Die Antwood and also Dj’d under the name DJ $olarize.
Botha was also a full-time painter, doing commissioned work. His first exhibition was held in 2007.
Botha was born in Cape Town, where he lived until his death. Botha was one of the longest-living persons ever to have been diagnosed with progeria.