Season 12 Top 4, ‘Idols SA’ contestant, Tersius Eathon Kocks popularly known as Terra Cox passed away in his home on Sunday, 27 August at 35 years.
Tributes continue to pour in for Cox on social media as the news of his death spread. Cox had Mzansi eating out of his hands as he belted cover songs of iconic musicians on the show and after.
The 35-year-old singer, from Alberton in Ekurhuleni, previously said he was inspired to enter “Idols SA” by his late mom. He rocketed to fame and was regularly seen on stages across South Africa.
The cause of his death has not yet been made public.
Mzanzi Magic and “Idols SA” shared on X, “The @Mzansimagic and #IdolsSA family are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Season 12 contestant, Terra Cox. We’ll remember him as a talented performer. Rest in power.”
Alton Zakay Music wrote on X: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tersius Eathon Kocks known as Terra Cox. We want to express our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. We hope that they find peace and comfort during this difficult time of bereavement. We will share more details on how we will commemorate and celebrate the life of a great brother, artist and friend.”