Born on January 10, 1971, Jordaan was 50 years old at the time of his passing.
Jordaan hails from a farm in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. He studied industrial psychology at the University of Stellenbosch, where he also got his start in the music industry.
Throughout the years, Jordaan performed at various restaurants and bars, before releasing his debut album in 2000: Vreemde Stad.
By 2003, Vreemde Stad had gone triple platinum. His second album was entitled Tjailatyd, and featured songs like Hanne and Moenie.
He released three more studio albums along with a few live ones. Seisoen in 2005, Roeper in 2012, and Tribute to the poets in 2014.
Cause Of Death
Jordaan was diagnosed with cancer around September of 2020, announcing it publicly in December of that year.
Acute myeloid leukemia is a type of cancer that originates in blood-forming cells of bone marrow. According to reports, Jordaan received both chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant.
Last year, the star said that the prognosis was “very good” and that he was already in remission.
“Before the diagnosis, I was constantly tired for about two to three weeks,” he said at the time.
On the morning of Wednesday, November 17, Jordaan passed away after a long battle with leukemia.
According to last.fm, his most played song is Soos Bloed, which translates to Like Blood.
His song, Beautiful in Beaufort Wes, contains the lyrics:
“You were Beautiful in Beaufort West / And I loved you so terribly and terribly”.
He was also known for songs such as Jou Asem, Hakieshart, and Namibsroos.
Theuns Jordaan’s singing was characterized by his deeply emotive bass voice.
His music has been said to be “faintly bluesly, radio-friendly”, with his lyrics “infused with a mournful love of South Africa.”
He was worth $200,000