Lesego Semenya known as Les Da Chef has Passed Away

Award winning and popular chef Lesego Semenya known as Les Da Chef has passed away.


On his Twitter, he had shared that he had a sore throat and had gone to his doctor, only to learn that he had Covid 19. We were all encouraged that he was sharing his road to delivery, but today talent manager Miz Marcee announced the news of his passing.

Announcing his death Marcee wrote, “It is with great pain that I have to share this: Chef Lesego Semenya @LesDaChef has passed away. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts. We have lost a huge part of our heart. We will never be whole again. R.I.P Lesego,” she announced.


Les Da Chef was sharing his recovery with his followers on Twitter, and mentioned how expensive it was to fight this virus. He was someone living with a comorbidity. It is unclear at this point what the cause of death is, but knowing that Covid 19 and diabetes are the worst of enemies, he might have had complications from that.

Les Da Chef appeared in various productions such as Mzansi Magic’s Celebrity Masterchef where he was a judge and host. He was also on the award winning SABC3’s Top Chef, and had his best selling book out Dijo.

Tributes have been pouring in for the popular chef on social media . . . he seems to have touched so many lives.

May his soul rest in peace



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