Wednesday, 08 December 2021 11:48

Real Housewives of Johannesburg star Naledi Willers dies.

Entertainment Reporter.

Naledi Willers had undergone chemotherapy and fought until the end. Image Supplied.

Real Housewives of Johannesburg star Naledi Willers has died after losing her battle to cancer.

The reality TV star, model and actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2019.

The news was announced on Wednesday morning.

Naledi opened up about having been diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer in 2019.

"If I look like I've just been through a war, it's because I have. On November 2019 I was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. This was also the day I wrote the last exam of my law degree while waiting for the call bearing my results."

"The world buckled down and braced for the impact of Covid-19 while each day I was terrified an encounter with the virus while on chemotherapy could result in my death due to my compromised immune system. In truth the lockdown also offered me shelter to go through all I have and still am going through out of the public eye. Life is what you make it and we choose how to look at things. This is how I chose to look at my reality," the reality TV star said at the time.

Willers shared information around cancer in hopes to help others. The model said early detection saved lives and at the time, it saved hers.

"{I’m able to sit here and share this with you because I 'bumped' into my tumour and wouldn’t relent until I was diagnosed and started treatment. Early detection saved my life.

Willers was a model, actress, a qualified chef and obtained a law degree while battling the disease.