Jacques de Coning dies in violent car crash in EC

Jacques de Coning has been reported dead following a car crash on Sunday.

The 52-year-old Afrikaans singer died while driving alone in his car on the R72 between Kenton-on-Sea and Alexandria at around 10:30.

Five years ago, under similar circumstances, his son, Basil, died in a car accident in Port Elizabeth.

The Port Elizabeth-born Hendrik Theo Jacques de Coning started his Afrikaans songwriting career in 1998 by writing a song for the Griekwa Rugby Team. He achieved fame with the album, Afrikaans My Trots, which achieved gold status after selling more than 100,000 copies.

“As singer and songwriter, his music spanned several genres ranging from pop and rock to so-called “boeremusiek-reggae,” widening the scope of modern-day Afrikaans music.”

He also ran the family’s restaurant, Bushmans Bar and Grill, in Kenton-on-Sea with his wife, Lynn.

Jacques De Coning, passed away in a motor vehicle accident this morning, Sunday, 9 June 2019. The accident happened…

Posted by Js2 on Sunday, 9 June 2019

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