How did Paul herbst die? KZN paramedic cause of death and obituary

Paul Herbst, director of Medi Response KwaZulu-Natal, died after returning from rescue operations in earthquake-stricken Turkey on Saturday. Let’s see How did Paul Herbst die and Paul Herbst Cause of death in detail.


How did Paul Herbst die?

The director of Medi Response, a private paramedic service in KwaZulu-Natal, Paul Herbst, has passed away.

Medi Response shared the devastating news on Facebook.

It read,

“We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Paul Herbst, director of Medi Response KZN. On behalf of the entire team at Medi Response, we would like to express our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.

The loss of Paul is a tremendous blow to the community, and his absence will be deeply felt by all who knew him. As we mourn his passing, it is important to remember the incredible contributions that he made and the countless lives that he touched along the way.

During this time of grief, we ask that everyone respect the privacy of Paul’s family and friends as they navigate through this difficult time. Let us all take a moment to honor his memory and celebrate the legacy of a truly remarkable man. Rest in peace, Paul.”

To honor Paul Herbst, Medi Response asks that everyone gather at 18:30 on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 on the rooftop parking lot outside of unit 28 Odyssey Mall (entrance on Simbithi Drive).


Paul Herbst Cause of death

We’re sorry to have to inform you that Paul Herbst has passed away. Paul Herbst was regarded as having a friendly personality. Many people must be curious to know the Paul Herbst cause of death in light of the recent news. The precise Paul Herbst cause of death hasn’t been revealed, yet. As soon as we find out more information, we’ll update this story.

Who was Paul Herbst?

Paul Herbst was the the director of Medi Response which is a private paramedic service in KwaZulu-Natal.

Paul held the senior position of Operations Director at IPSS Medical Rescue for many years before taking up his most recent position as Director of Medi Response KZN, where he oversaw the brand’s expansion in the province. Paul has had an impressive career saving lives as an advanced life-support paramedic on the front lines of accident scenes, natural disasters, and war zones.

He was a regular on Radio Life & Style, providing the community with important updates and reliable information whenever disaster struck on the North Coast and elsewhere, from the KZN riots in 2021 and floods in 2022 to reports from the scenes of global disasters like the hurricane-ravaged Beira in Mozambique and the recent earthquakes in Turkey.

Herbst travelled to help Turkey and Syria in the wake of the devastating earthquake that left thousands of people dead or missing as part of the Medi Response team working under the Gift of The Givers banner.

Imtiaz Sooliman, the director of Gift of the Givers, has expressed his sincere sympathies to Paul Herbst’s family.

Sooliman said: “Gift of the Givers sends its sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of Paul Herbst who passed on, on Monday night. On arrival he shook my hand, I could see the sparkle in his eyes and the happiness all over his face, he was beaming and he said ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you’. He went on to say that this was an opportunity of a lifetime, something he had always been waiting for, (saying) ‘I had a chance to meet people, to serve, to gain experience and once again thank you’.”

The team, together with other South African SAR professionals, returned to South Africa on Saturday afternoon, according to a statement released by Medi Response on Sunday.


Tributes to Paul Herbst

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to his family and expressed how much they loved him.

IPSS Medical Rescue wrote,

“It with great sadness that we have heard of the passing of Paul Herbst. Despite the changes that have occurred in the last year, Paul was a part of the IPSS Medical family for almost 8 years, and this is a tragic loss for all in the industry. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Mi7 National Group wrote,

“It is with a heavy heart that we learn about the untimely passing of Paul Herbst, Medi Response KZN Director. Paul will be remembered as consummate professional who went beyond the call of duty to assist those in need. His death is indeed a great loss to our industry. From all of us at Mi7, we extend our condolences to Paul’s friends, family, and colleagues. Rest in Peace, Paul🫡


One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died. We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.

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6 thoughts on “How did Paul herbst die? KZN paramedic cause of death and obituary”

  1. What an amazing man taken so young. Our condolences to his father , mother and sister as they go through this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Daniel and Denise Van Huyssteen.

  2. RIP Paul. I didnt know you but after reading all the tributes etc you were a remarkable and valued person. Selfess and committed. May you rest in eternal peace.

  3. Rest in peace Paul. I met you once, and an impact you must have had in my sister’s life must have great as well as she in yours as work associates you chose to wait with us in her last moments at home. Rest well do they who help others.

  4. On behalf of his Father Paul Herbst His Mother Marie Herbst and Sister Chantal Herbst, we thank each and every one for their support and the respect and love shown towards the Legend our son. We can only continue to praise and honor his legacy to keep it alive, and that we will only be able to do with the help of our people, he lived to save protect and change, now we live to keep the legacy alive. Thank you to everyone from the bottom of our hearts.


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