R.I.P Leon Botha - 4th June 1985 – 5th June 2011

Leon Botha, a South African artist, died on Sunday from complications related to progeria, a day after his 26th birthday. Botha was one of the longest-living persons documented with the Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome.

In 2009, Leon worked with Gordon Clark on a photo series called Who Am I? Transgression, depicting him in theatrical projections of how society might see him. This exhibition still travels around the world. Leon also held a number of art exhibitions, and as a DJ he became widely known through his association with the band Die Antwoord.

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Leon Botha

Leon was an inspiration to many people, shared his wisdom and touched many hearts. He will live on through his art and music.

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