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Jan 11 2013 11:03AM
 
Captonians grieve beloved Ronnie Joyce
LEGEND LOST: A young Jonathan Butler and the late Ronnie Joyce, who this week succumbed to illness.
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Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has joined other mourners to express her grief at the loss of one of Cape Town’s greatest music legends, Ronnie Joyce.

Joyce, one of Cape Town’s most well-known singers, died this week after an illness.

Starting his career during his teen years, Joyce grew into one of the Cape’s biggest stars.

Many Capetonians have memories of Joyce taking to the stage, captivating the audience with hits like “Give a Little Love”. His powerful voice, combined with his stage presence, soon drew a large, dedicated following.

Joyce formed part of a group of performers who entertained many of the city’s residents at the height of political disruptions.

Just last year, he and another acclaimed city musician, Jonathan Butler, returned to the stage in their hometown for a reunion concert.

This was to be one of Joyce’s last shows.

“I would like to commend Ronnie for his contribution to the arts and recognise him as one of Cape Town’s most loved performers,” De Lille said in a statement.

“Our prayers and thoughts are with Joyce’s family during this difficult time.” – 701424

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