The family of medical doctor and former radio host Sindi van Zyl said the celebrated doctor and radio presenter knew that she was minutes away from dying and therefore had time to say good bye to family members.
However, the family members said they will not share personal goodbye messages she sent them. The family said this on Sunday in a statement shared via her official Twitter account.
“The Duchess of Healing, Dr Sindi Van Zyl, is now truly at rest. She has been a beacon of love and light, a beautiful soul who loved and gave endlessly with grace and kindness.
“Sindi requested that we don’t post any personal goodbye messages she sent to those close to her. The one thing she prided herself in was that people from anywhere and everywhere were able to share their deepest thoughts with her,” said the Van Zyl family.
The Dutchess of Healing , Dr Sindi Van Zyl, is now truly at rest.
Dr. Sindi passed away on Saturday morning, the 10th April 2021.
She has been a beacon of love and light, a beautiful soul who loved and gave endlessly with grace and kindness.
— Duchess of Healing (@sindivanzyl) April 11, 2021
The family announced they will soon launch a foundation in her honour.
Sindi died on Saturday, two months after she tested positive for Covid-19.
Her death was met with shock from people who interacted with her on social media and an outpouring of tributes, including from her former colleagues at Kaya FM.
A crowdfunding campaign raised more than R1m last week to help the doctor cover her hospital bill.
Her husband Marinus van Zyl launched a #GiftSindiLife campaign over the Easter weekend and pleaded with South Africans to help cover her medical costs.