Shock follows death of prolific Durban graffiti artist

2015-03-24 00:00

FRIENDS of prolific Durban graffiti artist Matthew “Pastelheart” Pastellides expressed shock after learning of his death.

News of his apparent suicide spread over Facebook on Friday.

Close friend and room-mate Marc Mitchell said he had heard a rumour Pastellides had been found dead at a beachfront hotel. It is believed that he may have jumped from one of the floors of the hotel last Thursday night.

“He was such a great guy, and an artistic genius. There will never be another Pastelheart, he was my family,” Mitchell said.

Spokesperson for the family, ­Candice Meiring-Basnett said they were very grateful for all the love and support they had received.

“We are taking things one step at a time and plan to celebrate his life and talent,” she added. “Once we have concluded the case with the police we will be sure to notify the public of all memorial arrangements for everyone who shared the love of our Prince, Pastelheart.”

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