The South African creative industry and fans of former television presenter, Vinolia Mashego, mourned her death on Monday. Affectionately known to fans as ‘V-Mash’, the famed South African media personality was 57 years old at the time of her passing.
According to Sowetan Live, Mashego was found unconscious in her bed at her home in Mamelodi, Pretoria, on Monday morning.
Vinolia’s father, Collins, is quoted by the paper as revealing that he believed she died of natural causes.
Collins was reportedly notified by Vinolia’s neighbours about her unusual absence through the day.
Her family then notified the police, who broke into her house to find her unconscious.
V-Mash is survived by her son, three siblings and parents.