Luis Munana Crushed By Quiteria's Death

Lioness also expresses sadness

By  | Apr 19, 2022, 04:45 PM  | Luis Munana  | Top of The

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South African designer Quiteria Atelier Kekana sadly passed away after a short battle with cancer. The designer's death shocked many people including Luis Munana and the TV personality has shared a few words.

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The Kekana family released a statement sharing Quieteria's death saying he passed away at his home in Melville, South Africa. He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in early 2021.

“It is with profound regret and sadness that the Kekana family confirm the untimely passing of international fashion designer, son, father and brother Lebogang Quiteria Kekana, 38, after a short battle with cancer. Quiteria sadly passed away on April 17 2022 at his Melville home. Quiteria leaves behind his son, his parents, siblings, family and puppy," the statement reads.

Asking for privacy, the family continued by thanking people for their support,  “We ask that you please keep us in your prayers. The Kekana family is deeply thankful for all the countless personal messages of love and support received thus far. The details of his memorial and funeral will be confirmed in due course.”

Quiteria is known for that dress he made for Beyoncé Knowles at the Global Citizens Festival, at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Luis Munana has reacted to his death saying he is "one of the best to ever do it." 
Luis Munana via Instagram stories
Luis Munana via Instagram stories
Luis Munana via Instagram stories

Also reacting to the designer's death is Lioness who said he was a sweet heart and was left saddened by his death. 

Luis Munana via Instagram stories
Luis Munana via Instagram stories

When he was first diagnosed, Quiteria sought help from the public to help assist him with his cancer treatment, as it left him broke. Speaking to Sunday World, he said a foundation by the name of Endless Hope Butterfly was indeed assisting him. They set up a fund so people could donate some money for him.

“It has been tough, having to think positively, work on my health and being responsible for the lives of those that I work with and their families,” he told the publication. “We truly pray for better days,” he added.

Speaking about his diagnosis, Quiteria said, “Many people know it as the Kahler’s disease, but multiple myeloma is basically cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Cancerous plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow and crowd the healthy blood cells and produce abnormal proteins that can cause complications,” he was quoted as saying. 

“Friends have assisted in paying some of my medical bills. I’ve managed to sell some of my belongings to keep the store and studio open until I get better,” he revealed.

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