The news about DJ Dimplez’s death was confirmed by his family in a statement that said the ‘Way Up’ artist succumbed to a brain haemorrhage.
“It is with deep sadness that the Mooi family announces the untimely passing of Boitumelo Athiel Mooi, popularly known as DJ Dimplez,” the family said. “We ask for your space and respect as we process Tumi’s tragic passing. Thank you for your understanding.”
His death was met with a deluge of condolences from fellow artists and industry bodies on social media.
“Heaven has gained another music pioneer,” the South African Music Performance Rights Association said. “We extend our deepest condolences to the Mooi family, friends and fans. Lala Ngoxolo [rest in peace].”
The Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) wrote: “In loving memory of Tumi ‘DJ Dimplez’ Mooi, RiSA would like to send heartfelt condolence to the Mooi family, friends and fans for their loss. Rest in peace.”
Ambitiouz Entertainment wrote: “Heaven has gained another giant. Our deepest condolences to the Mooi family, friends and fans. Rest easy DJ Dimplez.”