Irvin Sihlophe, Fromer South African Host on Ukhozi FM, Died

Last Updated on November 11, 2023, 4:20 am

Irvin Sihlophe, better known by his stage name DJ Amen, was a well-known personality on South African radio. He is most remembered for his work as a host on Ukhozi FM; he passed away unexpectedly last night.

Irvin Sihlophe Dead
Irvin Sihlophe (Image via Facebook)

He died at the age of 45 on Thursday night, November 9, 2023, after being hospitalized for a few days prior; according to reports, doctors were dealing with Sihlophe’s high blood pressure and diabetes.

Sihlophe’s actual cause of death is not known to the general public. However, Kaizer Chiefs News And Updates wrote in its statement that.

“On Friday, November 3, he had a stroke and was brought to the hospital. Although his phone was inaccessible when the Daily Sun attempted to call him, a close friend said that he was in severe condition upon admittance and did not survive.”

Tributes from fans, colleagues, and sports celebrities have been flooding on social media after his demise shocked the sports community. It won’t be easy to fill the vacuum that his passing on left in the world of sports presentation.

Khwezi Thambisa Jnr Gabela confirmed his death news through a Facebook post, which stated;

“We are living in a borrowed moment. This has been a difficult week for South African radio broadcasting. Irvin Sihlophe, DJ Amen, was a UKhozi FM deejay and sports presenter. He died in the hospital last night at 22h00 after being ill for some time. His health deteriorated, and he died. His death was confirmed this morning by his family.


He also wrote, May God be with the Sihlophe Family during these trying times. I’ve given up. This individual was down-to-earth and modest. I’m grateful to have known him for over a decade. Mfowethu, Lala UPhumule Nyamakayishi. Okuhle Ukulwile Okuhle. You fought till the bitter end. Mfowethu, Lala. Ekuseni Izobonana.”

About Irvin Sihlophe

Irvin Sihlophe, also known as DJ Amen, had a colourful and captivating personality in sports presentations. His compelling charisma on and off television made him well-liked by coworkers and viewers.

Irvin Sihlophe had a multi-year career and was a legendary character in sports broadcasting. His contagious enthusiasm and authentic love for the game were apparent whether he was breaking down the most recent game, conducting interviews with notable athletes, or providing perceptive analysis.

Sihlophe was exceptional in that he could quickly establish a connection with the audience. He can close the spectator and the sports event gap, increasing everyone’s enjoyment and accessibility to the action. He became one of the most well-liked characters in the industry because of his captivating presenting style.

His sudden demise left a void in the hearts of his loved ones. Thoughts and Condolences to his family, friends, and entire community in this tragic time; his funeral details have not been released publicly. Prayers for him; Rest In Peace, Irvin Sihlophe.


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