"They Turned Off His Life-support At About 12:45"

Family and friends of Dimplez give him a dignified send off

By  | Mar 11, 2022, 04:18 PM  | DJ Dimplez  | Drama

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Hip Hop DJ and pioneer DJ Dimplez, has been laid to rest at a private ceremony in Johannesburg. Family and friends gathered to give the DJ a dignified send off.

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Dimplez death came as a shock for many people especially because he was playing at a gig hours before his demise. According to his family he was admitted to hospital on March 5 and doctors informed then on arrival that there was not much they could do for Tumi Mooi. The family revealed that he was on life support and unfortunately was brain dead after suffering a sudden brain hemorrhage.

Speaking about this devastating period, David Mooi a family member said, “Tumi was admitted on the fifth [of March] and when my uncle and the family arrived there they saw Tumi and couldn't talk to him because of his condition. My uncle was told by the two doctors that had examined Tumi that they had bad news for the family because Tumi is brain dead. When a person is like that , as people you understand that God has made a call.”

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His industry friends DJ Milkshake and DJ Speedsta both attended and Milkshake said they were all in disbelief when they found out that the family had decided to switch off the machines.

“There's a lot to be said about Tumi, he became a brother to me...A lot has been said, but  to illustrate how strong-willed and how selfless he was, last week Sunday when we got to hear of his passing there were about six or seven of us outside the hospital."

“A friend of ours who was with him when he passed said to us 'they turned off his life-support at about 12.45', so Speedy looked at the time and said 'No, but Shake, it's only ten past two, I mean the guy is just taking a nap, he's going to wake up now. Let's just give him a chance, everybody needs to calm down. He's gonna wake up' and we just looked at him.

"But I think that was such a strong testament to say that D was such a strong person and we knew we could always count on him, I think that's something we should all take with us today. D, we love you, we always have and we know you loved us too. Rest in peace,” he said.

In their statement they confirmed that they would announce the memorial service details in due course.

“It is with deep sadness that the Mooi family announces the untimely passing of Boitumelo Athiel Mooi, popularly known as DJ Dimplez. He passed away on 6 March 2022, from a sudden brain haemorrhage,” the statement read. "We ask for your space and respect as we process Tumi's tragic passing. Thank you for your understanding," they concluded.

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