Hairstylist remembers Ontlametse

By Drum Digital
02 May 2017

Celebrity hairstylist Patrick Missile, who did Ontlametse's hair for her 18th birthday last year took to his social media to share a memory of her from way back

On the 12 April, the nation heard the news of 18-year-old Ontlametse Phalatse's passing. The teen, who was the only known black woman to be born with progeria (a rare condition that causes rapid ageing) died in hospital after feeling ill earlier that day.

Millions of South Africans were left heartbroken when they heard the news, and even now after she'd been laid to rest many of those who were blessed to have known her personally go out of their way to keep Ontlametse's memory alive.

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Image: Pat Perfect Beauty Palace Instagram Image: Pat Perfect Beauty Palace Instagram

Ontlametse was born in Hebron in the North West and she was also laid to rest in her hometown.

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