South Africa woke up to the tragic news of local actor Andile Gumbi’s death on Friday. The Isibaya actor was hospitalised last week after suffering a heart attack while working on a theatre production in Israel.
He is best known to TV viewers for his starring role as Zweli Ngubane on the Mzansi Magic series.
A week after suffering a cardiac arrest in Israel, former The Lion King and Isibaya actor Andile Gumbi has died, Mzansi Magic confirmed to Surge Zirc SA on Friday.
“On behalf of Mrs. Gumbi and family, it is with profound sadness that we share the news that our beloved Andile passed away this morning. Andile received the best medical care possible.
“We request that the family be given space to grieve and that their privacy be respected in this very difficult time. The family will make a statement at the appropriate time,” a statement on behalf of the family read.
Rest in eternal peace Andile Gumbi pic.twitter.com/KEshQrXFDa
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What a great loss!! Our thoughts are with his family through these sad times.