'Skollie' author John W Fredericks passes away at 73
Tributes have been pouring in for Cape Flats writer John W Fredericks, who has died at the age of 73.
His family confirmed he passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday.
Fredericks memoir 'Skollie' was adapted into the award-winning motion picture 'Noem My Skollie' and details his formative years growing up in Cape Town.
He joined CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson in studio in 2017 following the publication of his memoir.
Listen to the interview below:
“I grow in the shadows, I glow in the dark. I am the storyteller, the weaver of dreams.” - John Fredericks, may you Rest In Peace 😔💛 pic.twitter.com/GWGvUX8Cv5— Monique Mortlock (@MoniqueMortlock) July 7, 2019
Can't believe uncle John is gone. I met him after he directed the documentary about rapper Mr Devious. A legend. A storyteller. Truly one of the greats. Rise in Power #JohnWFredericks pic.twitter.com/UPL0JVEU72— ActionKommandant (@MaengereFilms) July 7, 2019
John W Fredericks, Author of Noem my Skollie passes on!— Glenn Robertson (@glennhrobertson) July 7, 2019
Thank you for everything that you have done for the Arts, Theatre, and The Cape Flats!
Sincere Condolences to the family!!! https://t.co/r1TF2HQsHg
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