SOUTH AFRICA, CAPE TOWN – Founder and CEO of the Naledi Awards, Dawn Lindberg, has died
She passed away on Monday night from a coronavirus-related complication.
Naledi’s Chris Avant Smith said: “Her passing is a huge blow to the South African theatre industry. Dawn was a legendary anti-apartheid campaigner; she will be missed by all of us at the Naledis and throughout the theatre community.”
Lindberg’s passion for theatre spurred her to set up the Naledi Theatre Awards.
Lindberg and her husband Des were also well-known for their children’s music albums.
— Zita Castanho 🇵🇹🇿🇦 (@ZitaCastanho) December 8, 2020
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the Founder and CEO of the Naledi Awards #DawnLindberg. A legend of the performing arts in South Africa.
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) December 8, 2020
Devastatingly sad news to hear about the passing of a true theatre legend. Dawn Lindberg will be sorely missed whenever a curtain rises. Her contribution to the arts was vast and legendary. R.I.P darling friend. pic.twitter.com/mT0I6HLrZs
— Andre Schwartz (@Andre_Schwartz) December 7, 2020
Our theatre family are reeling this morning to hear of the passing of one of our matriarchs, Dawn Lindberg 💔. @DesLindberg & family – my heart is with you. Dawn, may you journey on peacefully knowing you lived an exceptional life and left behind a beautiful legacy 🤍. pic.twitter.com/gxbFTKRnwR
— Angela Kilian (@angelakilian) December 8, 2020