Last Updated on November 29, 2023, 2:16 am
Tragically, Wayne Stafford, the producer of the Mrs South Africa pageant, passed away on November 28, 2023. The cause of his death is still unknown, as no official statement has been released publicly.
The unfortunate circumstances surrounding this incident are heightened by local media speculation suggesting the possibility of suicide, although an official cause of death has yet to be determined. His family shared the devastating news through a social media post, providing no details regarding the cause of death.
Wayne was known for his work on various high-profile events, including the Sanaa Africa Festival, Cape Town Fashion Week, and SA Fashion Week, as reported by Mrs South Africa. Mrs. South Africa also confirmed his passing through an Instagram post, stating:
“Wayne was a producer with more than just talent. He has an imaginative vision. His commitment and talent influenced several well-known occasions in South Africa. His enthusiasm was apparent when he founded a modeling school and regional pageants like Miss Teen. Over time, he developed into a well-liked and well-respected mentor and teacher in the pageant industry.
Wayne’s influence was even seen on international platforms, as he worked with several beauty queens in prestigious pageants like Miss Universe and Miss World, both domestically and abroad. Peace be with you, Wayne. The organization declared you will always be Mrs. South Africa’s family member. Since then, many individuals have sent their deepest sympathies to Wayne’s family and friends.”
Since then, many have extended their deepest sympathies to Wayne’s family and friends. Thoughts and condolences go out to the family and community; his sudden passing has saddened and shocked the community. However, the details of his funeral are still unknown. Wayne was cherished by his loved ones; his legacy will endure.
About Wayne Stafford
Producer Wayne Stafford, a South African, was a dynamic and dedicated individual who significantly impacted the entertainment and fashion industries. In addition to producing, he was involved in high-profile events such as the Sanaa Africa Festival, Cape Town Fashion Week, and SA Fashion Week.
Wayne, a talented professional with a unique vision, played a crucial role in shaping various significant South African events. Early in his career, he founded a modelling school and participated in local pageants like Miss Teen to showcase his ambition.
Over time, he became a prominent figure in the pageant industry, earning respect as a mentor and trainer for his commitment to nurturing talent and fostering development. Wayne began organizing events at the age of seventeen and accumulated over twenty-five years of experience in entertainment and fashion.
He directed important events, including the Africa Leaders for Change Awards, Mrs. South Africa, and SA Fashion Week. Our prayers go out to this remarkable individual; may he rest in peace, Wayne Stafford.
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