A memorial service for Terra Cox, the Idols South Africa season 12 top-four contestant who died on Sunday, will be held on Wednesday evening at the JD Thomas Hall in Eden Park.
The singer, born Tersius Eathon Kocks, was found dead at his home. He was 35.
His passing was announced by Alton Zakay Music in a statement on social media.
“We want to express our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” reads the statement.
“We hope that they find peace and comfort during this difficult time of bereavement.”
His family also issued a statement confirming the sad news.
“It is with painful sadness that we bid farewell to our beloved Terra Cox,” wrote the family in a statement.
“So many of his friends, family, and fans have sent condolences for which we as a family are very grateful. We thank each and every one of you.
“Please remember Terra as you knew him, no questions asked. Please keep his dignity intact.”
Mzansi Magic and Idols SA also sent condolences, saying they are deeply saddened by the passing of the musician.
After he left Idols SA, Gallo Records signed him and Cox pursued music full-time recording songs and performing live. One of the songs he released under Gallo was Raise the Dead.
After that, Cox disappeared from the public eye. This was attributed to his struggles with mental health, as the singer was suffering from depression.