- The South African writer Chris Barnard is deceased Monday at the age of 76. He died of a heart attack, reported South African media.
Barnard is best known for award-winning work as Boendoe, Mahala and radio drama Die Rebellion Lafras Verwey. Barnard's books have also been translated into Dutch.
The South African literature this year with the death of André P. Brink, Ena Murray and TT Cloete, lost a number of its giants.
Barnard news comes shortly after it became known that the South African singer Randall Wicomb Sunday is deceased, after a long battle with prostate cancer.