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Saturday, June 24, 2017


Report from the POST newspaper:
“It is with a sense of profound shock and sadness that POST has learnt of the death of talented writer, journalist and columnist Colin Roopnarain.

Colin, 34, passed away on Thursday, 22 June, after a short illness

The versatile writer had worked for several publications, including the Sunday Tribune and The Mercury.

His POST column, The Fence, was extremely popular, providing a unique and witty take on all aspects of life. 

His intricate web of words impressed many readers.

Colin's passion was entertainment and creative writing, having interviewed, over the past decade, numerous celebrities and promoting the local arts scene.

POST Editor, Krisendra Bisetty, said that while Colin had been at the paper for a short time, he had made a valuable contribution and would be sorely missed.

"He had a rare talent to both engage and entertain readers at the same time. Colin was also always willing to take on new challenges, not letting anything get in the way."
Actor Thomie Holtzhausen pays tribute::“My heart goes out to family and friends. We have lost an amazing person. May his amazing energies shared, the fond memories, the fabulous debates and the incredible laughter comfort all as we celebrate his life,”
The funeral service will take place today, Saturday (June 24) at 10h00, from his home, 20 Nightingale Drive, Peacevale, Dundee, thereafter proceeding to the Peacevale Baptist Church, in Robin Road and Starling Road, Peacevale, Dundee, at 11h00.

A memorial service will take place on June 29 from 11h00 to 12h00 in the Embizweni Room, Independent Newspaper House, 18 Osborne Street, Greyville, Durban.