Johannesburg - Afrotainment boss, DJ Tira has confirmed that Big Nuz member, R Mashesha has died.
The official Twitter account for the group posted a message online a short while ago.
"It is with deep sadness that we inform you of R.Mashesha's death. Sibusiso Khomo passed away today (7 August) RIP Sosha"
Twitter has since been filled with tributes and condolences for the musician.
Last week, The Juice reported that there had been several concerns about his health after he kept missing gigs. (Read that story here)
However, speaking to Move, his management said that he was doing better.
Earlier today, the group's social media accounts were filled with excitement as their latest album was due to be launched today. Entitles, For The Fans, it's sure to be a bittersweet reminder of the friend and man they have lost.
It is with deep sadness that I inform you of R. Mashesha's death. Sibusiso Khomo passed away today (Friday 07 August). RIP sosha ????.— DJ Tira (@DJTira) August 7, 2015
SOCIETY CELEBRATES THE ALBUM LAUNCH OF @BigNuz_Afroo - For The Fans tonight Doors open 9pm. Free entry with the New Big Nuz CD— The Society Fridays (@TheSocietyDBN) August 7, 2015