South African music legend Steve Fataar has passed away on Saturday, 18th of January, 2020. His cause of death is not said.
Fans of Fataar are pouring tributes on social media, despite no official confirmation of his death.
Steve was a great guitarist and music composer. He had performed in several occasions and had used to play at a popular restuarant in Musgrave in Durban.
Author and former radio presenter Ravi Govender told TimesLIVE that he got to know Fataar when he interviewed him on his radio show about 14 years ago.
“We remained firm friends until now. We checked on each other regularly. Steve loved attending my regular dance parties and it was always a treat when he gave an impromptu performance.
“Steve and his band The Flames made music history with their version of For Your Precious Love. He was respected as a musician and was loved for being so down to earth despite the giddy heights he had reached.
“We both had a penchant for tequila, but where I had it with the traditional lemon, he had it with an orange. Rest well dear friend and fill the sky with music as only you can,” Govender said.