Bjorn & Progeria

Leon Botha, a South African artist, died on Sunday from complications related to progeria, a day after his 26th birthday. Botha was one of the longest-living persons documented with the Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome.

In 2009, Leon worked with Gordon Clark on a photo series called Who Am I? Transgression, depicting him in theatrical projections of how society might see him. This exhibition still travels around the world. Leon also held a number of art exhibitions, and as a DJ he became widely known through his association with the band Die Antwoord.

Leon was an inspiration to many people, shared his wisdom and touched many hearts. He will live on through his art and music.