Riaan van Zyl
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24 May 2017
5:06 pm

Tributes pour in after former top cop Piet Byleveld dies

Riaan van Zyl

Byleveld was diagnosed with Phase 4 lung cancer in March this year.

FILE PICTURE: South Africa's most celebrated detective Piet Byleveld on March 27, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images / Foto24 / Nasief Manie).

Former super sleuth Piet Byleveld lost his battle against cancer on Wednesday, reports the Roodepoort Record.

According to reports, he passed away in Wilgeheuwel Hospital, where he has been under sedation since last Sunday.

A family member told the Roodepoort Record earlier this week that Byleveld was “not doing well” and that “doctors could do nothing more for him”.

Byleveld was diagnosed with Phase 4 lung cancer in March this year.

It eventually spread to his liver and adrenal glands.

Many social media users took to Twitter to share their condolences and memories. Read some of them here:

https://twitter.com/Truth2Come/status/867343083473600512

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