RIP Leon Botha


Photo by Gordon Clark

Leon Botha, Artist, DJ and oldest person on record with the rare disorder Progeria has passed away at the age of 26. Most people who have this genetic disorder don’t make it past their teens. The fact that he made it to 26 is nothing short of a miracle.

Leon was a pretty damn good artist though I didn’t know his work well. I am mostly familiar with his work with the band Die Antwoord. Upon hearing the news of his passing I went and found his website and Flickr page and was very impressed with his body of work.

Leon Botha’s Official Website

Leon Botha’s Flickr Page

Gordon Clark’s amazing photographs of Leon are HERE.

www.iol.co.za article

Prefix Mag article

Progeria Research Foundation

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