“Sad news guys. Car accident claims the life of a well-known celebrity. I can’t imagine a South Africa without Leon Schuster. He was one of the country’s best comedians. We will miss you. R.I.P Leon! Please share this,” reads the message that is doing the rounds.
Speaking to Netwerk24, the comedian managed to poke fun at the situation.
“I am alive and kicking in the Republic of South Africa. I stand to attention, but not for the president.”
It’s not the first time he has faced fake death rumours and has had to publicly dismiss the claims.