Cape Town - Tragedy has struck former professional golfer David Feherty's family after his oldest son, Shey, died from an overdose on his 29th birthday.
Feherty, who was born in Northern Ireland, is now a presenter on the Golf Channel.
He broke the news of his son's death on Twitter.
"My first born son is gone from me, dying from an overdose on his 29th birthday. Bless his sweet heart, I will fight on."
Feherty won 10 tournaments during the course of his professional career including the 1988 PGA Championship in South Africa.
He received condolences from all over the world including from South Africa's greatest golfer, Gary Player who replied on Twitter, "David, so terribly sad to hear this tragic loss. Vivienne, my family & I send our condolences, love and support during this difficult time. "