Tributes pour in for celebrity stylist and make up artist Iko Mash. Actor and LGBTQI activist reportedly passed away this morning after a battle with cancer.
Iko Mash, whose real name is Billy Mothola Emmanuel Mashiloane started cross dressing at a young age.
He starred in television shows such as Zabalaza, Tshesa, Gazlam, and Rhythm City.
Former Muvhango actress Florence Mabe remembers her friend and makeup extraordinaire, she tweeted:
"Iko Mash. A darling, a star and one of the best makeup artists to ever touch my face. Above all this, a very true friend. 💔💔💔 #RIPIkoMash
Ayanda Mbuli also send her condolences to Iko Mash’s family.
"Iko styled me for a number of photo shoots and did my makeup over the years. I loved Iko's spirit," she wrote
Lala ngoxolo Iko Mash🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/ej5MeQOXac
Oh man.....Iko Mash 😭why bra G gotta take the good hearts and leave us with rotten apples? 😭
My heart bleeds. You taught me so much. I will miss you very much, Dala. Thank you for your fierce individuality and style. #RIPIkoMash
Kanjan bakithi 😢😢😢 pic.twitter.com/efXWa0yMOY
#RIPIkoMash. Iko was a kind person who will be missed in the entertainment industry. The first celebrity make-up artist in SA.
Death be not proud
I remember always laughing everytime I'd have a conversation with Iko Mash. You were a star. You will be missed. #RIPikomash