Celebrity make-up artist Iko Mash has passed away today and messages have been pouring in after an announcement was made on twitter. Iko Mash was well known for his flamboyant personality and his role as LGBTI activist.
Iko Mash ?? !!! — Thembisa Mdoda (@tembisa) July 21, 2017
Bubu MazibukoMy dearest Tsala, this has to be by far the saddest day in my life. I have no words yet lotsa mixed emotions. We laughed we fought we cried we partied hard. Can't stop the tears because I didn't realize that the end in the physical was near. If I knew when we spoke last week that it was the last time, I would've told you THANK YOU. You are generous talented and have a great sense of humour. Motho wa batho. You are unique, there will be #ripikomash none like you. Thank you for loving me and telling me off when I needed it. Thank you for allowing me to lean on you when I needed it but most importantly for you trusting me to be there for you when you needed it. Something I know us as your friends knew was hard for you, and we appreciated it because we know that you didn't like to be a 'burden' even though you never were one. Rest in Power Gogo and find the peace that eluded you at times in life. I love you my friend, Goodnight A post shared by Andile Gaelesiwe (@andile1) on
Melanie BalaEish IKO.? A post shared by Bubu Mazibuko Masina (@bubumazibuko) on
A trailblazer. A honey. #RIPIkoMash. ?? https://t.co/44ZS6BXT1h — IG: melzinbala (@MelBala) July 21, 2017Noluthando Nolly Meje
Mpho MaboiNdihurt and shocked. Memories are all I have, I'm going to miss your crazy, genuine, funny, divalicious and fearless being. ? #RIPIkoMash A post shared by Noluthando Nqayi (@nollynolz) on
If there was ever a person who was unapologetically themself, that was Iko Mash... A ray of sunshine! Condolences to family and friends ??? — Mpho Maboi (@MphoMaboi) July 21, 2017Refiloe Modiselle
He used to give me hell in my youthful KB Backup singer days ? but was an absolute darling when he wanted to be. #RIPIkoMash ?? pic.twitter.com/NyLUxSGIQC — Refilwe Modiselle (@vanillablaq) July 21, 2017Olwethu Leshabane
Aaah... man. What a beautiful soul we lost #RIPIkoMash — Olwethu Leshabane (@Olwe2Lesh) July 21, 2017
Our condolences go out to all his family and loved ones.