‘I feel fabulous and blessed’
There is no truth to the rumours that actress and businesswoman has passed away
JUST a little over a week after actress and businesswoman, Sophie Lichaba’s shocking weight-loss made headlines, there were rumours doing the rounds on social media that she had passed away. You can stop holding your breath because the former Generations actress is very much alive.
FIGHTING TO LIVE
It’s still unknown who started the rumour, however, SABC3’s Expresso was accused of having reported that she has died. The morning show distanced itself from the media storm.
“The rumour about Sophie’s death is false and we did not report on any news about her on the show today,” read a tweet from the show’s social media account. Speaking to Move!, Sophie laughed at the rumours, but she assured us in an email that she is alive. “I’m alive and just went to treat my hair,” she says.
The actress is living with diabetes and a recent picture of hers did the rounds on social media with many concerned about the amount of weight she has lost. Sophie addressed the negative comments about her weight-loss, promising she will fight to live.
“Living with diabetes doesn’t mean my life must stop. It means I will fight to live,” she said.
GET A LIFE
Seemingly getting annoyed by the negative social media comments, she says people are just bored and they ought to do something with their lives instead of starting false rumours about her.
“You know these bored social media people must really go get a life,” she says. “They must all go get tested for all chronic illnesses and prove they are immune to being diagnosed with a chronic illness and immune to death itself.”
The issue about diabetes hits very close to her not only because she is living with the illness but also because she lost both her parents through diabetes.
NOT HIDING FOR ANYONE
In a previous interview with Move!, she revealed that she ended up being hospitalised fours years ago because she was overweight.
“From that time on, I made a choice to change my life and eat well,” she said.
In a social media post, Sophie vowed that she will continue advocating for those living with this chronic illness and is not going to hide from anyone just because she’s sick.
“I feel fabulous and that’s a blessing. I’m an ambassador for those suffering from diabetes. I will never hide from anyone,” she says.