The well-known economist lost his battle with cancer this morning.

 Mike Schussler. Photo: Facebook

News of Mike Schussler’s passing was shared by his wife on Facebook this morning.

In a post, Greta Moodie wrote “I am absolutely broken this morning. My dearest, kindest, 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.”

Mike Schussler passes away

Schussler was the head economist at and was a familiar face and voice on TV and radio where he unpacked complicated issues to make it understandable for ordinary South Africans.

After news of his passing, tributes have been pouring in on social media.

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