- Fans took to Twitter on Wednesday to pay tribute to Obani Lababantu hitmaker, Gee Six Five.
- "She taught us anyone's dreams are valid," one fan wrote - a common message among those honouring the 65-year-old breakout star.
- Gee Six Five, whose real name is Olpha Selepe, died after testing positive for Covid-19.
"She taught us that anyone's dreams are valid," one Twitter user wrote, paying tribute to Olpha Selepe, known as Gee Six Five.
The message is a common theme among fans who found solace knowing Olpha was relentless in the pursuit of her dreams.
The 65-year-old found fame just over a month ago with her amapiano track Obani Lababantu. On Wednesday morning, her family confirmed that she had died after testing positive for Covid-19.
Not only did Gee Six Five realise her dream of releasing an amapiano track, she was also pursuing her PhD in Higher Education.
Tweets continued to pour in on Wednesday, with countless fans showing their appreciation for Gee Six Five and what she stood for.
"She did what many were never brave [enough] to do. She lived her best life!" a Twitter user wrote.
"She made her mark in the world. Obani lababantu was a gift to us.. She wanted to show us that you can achieve anything regardless of age or anything. Oh Gogo your song made us so happy. May your spirit rest in peace," someone else added.
See some of the posts below:
#RIPGeeSixFive.. She made her mark in the world. Obani lababantu was a gift to us.. She wanted to show us that you can achieve anything regardless of age or anything. Oh Gogo your song made us so happy. May your spirit rest in peace. Qhawekazi. pic.twitter.com/PDCbhIQTI3— BellaBillionaire♥?♥? (@Bellabiyanca) December 9, 2020
Shell shocked and totally speechless this time. You managed to teach us valuable lessons through your smash hit before your untimely departure. How could you though,when we had just known you ? Awu my Spirit Animal hamba kahle #RIPGeeSixFive pic.twitter.com/Ffhy8ljo5I— TheLifestyleTourist (@ms_tourist) December 9, 2020
Mama, thank you for proving that you're never too old to fulfill your dreams. You sure did in your last weeks on earth.— Sesona Sestien Ngqakamba (@Sesona_Ngqaks) December 9, 2020
All that's left is for us to also continue questioning those who keep saying we will never make it, are.
Rest in peace mama Selepe. I'm lost of words. Your life was really amazing, you inspired a lot of people even the grown-ups.— Msizi Simon Ndlovu - MSN (@msizisimonndlov) December 9, 2020
You taught us that age does not matter, what matters is the timing and passion. It is love that makes things happen. #RIPGeeSixFive pic.twitter.com/cFtEQaofRe