Famous South African singer Tersius Eathon Kocks, popularly known as Terra Cox, was found dead earlier today at his home. Read on to learn how did the Idols SA singer Terra Cox die, what happened to the young sensation, and what was the cause of his death.
Terra Cox reached the top 4 in Season 12 of the South African singing reality show, Idols SA. He was the owner of a mesmerizing voice that made countless fans around the world. Tributes are flooding on social media following his untimely passing as everyone is left devastated.
Who was Terra Cox?
Terra Cox, real name Tersius Eathon Kocks, was a South African singer, songwriter, and reality television star. Born in 1988, Tersius grew up in Edenpark with a modest upbringing. He was always interested in singing and started to sing at the age of five.
He sang in the primary school chorus and performed Christina Aguilera’s ‘I Turn To You’ at the local church when he was just nine years old. Terra Cox graduated from Horskool Dinamika and then enrolled in a catering program. However, he never left his passion for music.
He got his big break in Season 12 of the singing reality show Idols SA where he was among the top 4 contestants. He also met and collaborated with Liesl Pennike, a member of the band Jamali. They used to perform live gigs together and supported each other.
What happened to Terra Cox?
After his great journey in Idols SA, Terra Cox pursued music full-time. He started recording songs and performed at live shows. He also wrote songs himself. Gallo Record Company signed him and he released the song ‘Raise the Dead’ under its label.
However, Terra Cox disappeared from the public eye after some years. Reportedly, it was due to his mental health struggles as the singer was suffering from depression. There were evident hints for someone who listened to his interviews closely and looked at his social media posts.
Unfortunately, Terra Cox couldn’t defeat his demons and passed away at a very young age. It’s heartbreaking to see a talented singer leave this world this soon but it’s what it is.
How did Terra Cox die
South African singer Terra Cox was found dead at his home on Sunday, August 27, 2023. He was just 35 years old. The initial reports claim that the talented singer took his own life due to his deteriorating mental health and struggle with depression.
However, this hasn’t been confirmed by his family at this time. The tragic news of Terra Cox’s death was announced by musician Alton Zakay Music, who was his close friend, on Facebook.
He wrote the following with a picture of Tersius Eathon Kocks:
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tersius Eathon Kocks known as Terra Cox. We want to express our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. We hope that they find peace and comfort during this difficult time of bereavement.
“We will share more details on how we will commemorate and celebrate the life of a great brother, artist, and friend.”
What was the cause of Terra Cox’s death?
There are online reports claiming that Terra Cox died by suicide. However, this hasn’t been confirmed yet. The South African singer was found dead in his room this past weekend. He was only 35 and struggled with acute depression according to the people close to him.
A social media user named Gayton Mckenzie, who was a close friend of Terra Cox, revealed that he was suffering from declining mental health and also went away from his audience due to this. He went on to call Terra’s death the darkest day in PA history.
We are trying to get in touch with members of his family. However, we haven’t received a response immediately. If and when we’ll hear back, we will update this section. Until then, don’t believe anything that you read online, and respect the Kocks family’s privacy.
Terra Cox Obituary, Funeral, and Tributes
Numerous tributes have appeared following the death of South African singing sensation Terra Cox. Fans remember him as a mesmerizing singer and a very kind man.
An obituary was posted online for Terra Cox while an official one is awaited from his family. They are preparing for the funeral services and going through a very tough time. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We are waiting to get a statement from them soon.
We will keep you posted when more details about the singer’s funeral will be released. It will likely be a private ceremony at a local church. Our heartfelt condolences go to the loved ones of Tersius Eathon Kocks. May God let him rest in peace.