Renowned SA economist Mike Schussler has died after a short battle with cancer.
NEWS JUST IN – SCHUSSLER PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING
According to reports, Schussler lost his battle with throat cancer.
His death was confirmed by his wife Greta Moodie in a moving Facebook post.
“I am absolutely heartbroken this morning. My dearest, kindest and most wonderful husband Mike Schussler passed away this morning after a very short battle with cancer. I have lost the love of my life and South Africa has lost a giant. RIP my dearest babe. I love you more than words can say,” she wrote.
HE WAS DESCRIBED AS A GENTLE GIANT
Tributes for Schussler, who has been referred to as a “gentle giant” have been pouring in since the news broke on Tuesday morning.
Chief economist at Efficient Group and long-time friend Dawie Roodt reportedly said Schussler understood people, and that is what made him a wonderful economist.
“Mike was a big man, physically a huge man with a tiny heart. He was really a cuddly, teddy bear kind of guy. He was also a giant of an economist with amazing insight into the economy and its people. He understood people and that made him a wonderful economist.”
TRIBUTES ARE POURING IN SINCE THE NEWS BROKE