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RIP Comedian Bob Saget (Full House, America's Funniest Home Videos) died on Sunday 9 January in yet another mysterious celebrity death. No cause of death has been confirmed. He was touring Florida with a comedy show and hotel security found him in his hotel room on Sunday afternoon. He was 65.
1 Comment | 10 Jan 2022 10:20
RIP Comedy Golden Girl Betty White died on Friday 31 December 2021, at the age of 99, two weeks before her 100th birthday. She would have turned 100 on 17 January 2022. Well done on making it so far Betty!
1 Comment | 31 Dec 2021 22:28
RIP HIV activist, relationships counsellor and TV personality Angie Diale died on Thursday 23 December. According to her family, the cause of her death was pneumonia.
1 Comment | 23 Dec 2021 19:42
RIP Former 7de Laan actress Themsie Times died on Thursday (9 December) at the age of 72. Themsie played gutsy Maria Zibula, who worked for Oubaas and Hilda from 2003 to September 2016, when Themsie left the show. The cause of her death is undisclosed.
2 Comments | 10 Dec 2021 15:14
RIP The Real Housewives of Johannesburg Season 1 star Naledi Willers has died after a two year battle with breast cancer. A statement from her family was posted by former Big Brother Africa contestant O'neal, who was a friend of hers. >>
1 Comment | 09 Dec 2021 10:19
RIP Thapelo Maropefela, who played Kagiso on SABC1's miniseries The Kingdom, died on Sunday (24 October) - the day before his 25th birthday. His sister Kamogelo Maropefela revealed the news on social media. She didn't disclose the cause of his death but said he'd been assaulted by eight security guards.
3 Comments | 27 Oct 2021 09:57
RIP Franz Marx, creator of M-Net's iconic Egoli and SABC's Agter Elke Man, died on Sunday 26 September from Covid. Writer Leon Van Nierop shared the news on Facebook, saying Franz died at 09h45. He was 79.
1 Comment | 26 Sep 2021 19:19
RIP Actress Winnie Ntshaba, creator of The Royalty Soapie Awards, lost her father the day before the ceremony. See comments for her Instagram post about it >>
1 Comment | 20 Sep 2021 12:09
RIP Skeem Saam actor Letlalo Mankabidi has died. He's played one of the Maputla uncles since Season 6 in 2017. The show announced the news on Twitter on Friday 10 September.
1 Comment | 11 Sep 2021 16:13
RIP The Wire and Lovecraft County star Michael K. Williams has died at the age of 54. He was found at his Brooklyn home on Monday (6 September). The cause of his death hasn't been confirmed but according to New York Post, it's a suspected drug overdose. Michael was open about his addiction troubles over the course of his career.
1 Comment | 07 Sep 2021 09:55
RIP Shaleen Surtie-Richards' final scenes on Arendsvlei air from Thursday 26 September for a month. Her character Muriel Foster - Lionel's pushy mother - was last seen in 2019. She returns unexpectedly to get over-involved in her grandson Lee-Roy's wedding to Wesley. Shaleen finished filming her scenes the Friday before she died.
1 Comment | 26 Aug 2021 15:39
RIP Bongani Sibeko, creator of Family Secrets, passed away on Thursday 12 August. According to Times Live, he died at the Sandton Mediclinic after being admitted for a respiratory infection.
Comments | 15 Aug 2021 15:32
RIP Actress Tamara Jozi died on Friday 6 August, of natural causes. Her last role on TV was as Bongi's grandmother in the series premiere of M-Net's Reyka, which aired on 25 July, 2021. She was 64.
1 Comment | 11 Aug 2021 14:44
RIP Shona Ferguson's funeral aired on South Africa's news channels on Wednesday 4 August. See comments for the streamed recording >>
1 Comment | 04 Aug 2021 10:05
RIP Another RIP :(... South African TV writer Christian Blomkamp has also left us. His scriptwriting credits include Isidingo, Isibaya, Omen and Head Writer on Generations. His father Paul confirmed the news on Facebook on Friday 30 July.
1 Comment | 31 Jul 2021 12:22
RIP Yes, it's true beloved fam... Shona Ferguson passed away on Friday 30 July at noon, from Covid-19 related complications. He was 47.
6 Comments | 30 Jul 2021 16:37
RIP Veteran actor Clive Scott, who starred in South Africa's first English drama series The Villagers, died on Wednesday (28 July). His daughter announced the news on Facebook. The cause of his death hasn't been confirmed. He was 84.
1 Comment | 29 Jul 2021 09:51
RIP Sindi Buthelezi, who played Choppa's girlfriend Zinhle on Generations has died. The cause of her death hasn't been confirmed.
1 Comment | 28 Jul 2021 11:08
RIP Prolific actor and former Backstage star David Dukas (7de Laan, Generations, Black Sails, Trackers) died on Tuesday 20 July from heart failure. He was 51.
1 Comment | 21 Jul 2021 17:48
RIP Actor and musician Lieb Bester died on Wednesday 21 July after a battle with Covid. He was best known for his role as Fritz Retief in the kykNET soapie Villa Rosa. His other roles include Muller on Song vir Katryn and Markus on Binnelanders. He was 72.
1 Comment | 21 Jul 2021 11:13
RIP Actor and TV writer Leon Kruger has died. The cause of his death hasn't been confirmed. Leon was known for his role as Brewis in the kykNET comedy-drama Geraldina die Tweede. He was head writer on SABC2's Kniediep in die Warm Water and two seasons of kykNET's Die Byl.
1 Comment | 16 Jul 2021 12:44
RIP Celebrity chef Jenny Morris has lost her husband David to Covid-19. He was 69.
1 Comment | 14 Jul 2021 17:53
RIP Aletta Alberts, head of content and third-party channels at MultiChoice, has died from Covid-19 complications. The news was announced on Tuesday 13 July by TV journalist Thinus Ferreira.
1 Comment | 13 Jul 2021 16:17
RIP Too many RIPs in one day dear reader :(. Skeem Skaam actress Nokuzola Mlengana has died at the age of 59. She's played Sis Ouma since Season 3 in 2014. Skeem Saam announced the news on social media on Monday 12 July.
1 Comment | 12 Jul 2021 17:56
RIP Celebrity chef Lesego Semenya (Top Chef South Africa) died on Monday 12 July from complications related to Covid-19. He was 39. See comments for his heartbreaking final Twitter post >>
1 Comment | 12 Jul 2021 15:02
RIP Former SABC chairperson Ben Ngubane died in the early of Monday morning (12 July) after being admitted to hospital for Covid-19.
Comments | 12 Jul 2021 10:01
RIP Musician and actress Saranti Reeders (Getroud met Rugby, Binnelanders, Liriekeraai) died on Saturday morning (3 July) after a battle with Covid. Her friend Amanda Strydom confirmed her cause of death in a Facebook post.
1 Comment | 03 Jul 2021 19:31
RIP Former Muvhango and Generations star Mutodi Neshehe died on Thursday 1 July at 19h10 after a battle with Covid. His ex-wife Leslee Dalton announced the news on Facebook. He was 46.
1 Comment | 01 Jul 2021 22:50
RIP Luzuko Nteleko, known for his roles on Zone 14, Muvhango and Mfolozi Street, died on Monday (21 June) after battling brain cancer since 2019. He was 37.
2 Comments | 22 Jun 2021 12:15
RIP A video of Shaleen Surtie-Richard's funeral on Sunday>>
1 Comment | 14 Jun 2021 10:47
RIP Legendary actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards (Egoli) has died. Her agent Elysian Management announced the news on Facebook on Monday morning (7 June), stating they'll confirm further details as they become available. She was 66.
2 Comments | 07 Jun 2021 11:15
RIP TV chef, author and former model Sonia Cabano (Pampoen Tot Perlemoen) was found dead at her home on Monday 31 May. Her brother Meyer de Waal confirmed the news to Netwerk24. The cause of death is unconfirmed. She leaves behind two children: Guillaume (21) and Sabah (19). She was 57.
1 Comment | 01 Jun 2021 13:22
RIP Veteran actor and musician Macdonald Mathunjwa (Khululeka, Home Affairs) died in the early hours of Tuesday 1 June as a result of COVID-19 complications. His daughter Zanoxolo Mathunjwa announced his death on Twitter. He was 72.
2 Comments | 01 Jun 2021 12:31
RIP Veteran South African actor David Butler has succumbed to his battle with lung cancer at the age of 61. View the comments for a link to his huge body of work in television.
2 Comments | 27 May 2021 12:56
RIP Ben Kruger, best known for his role as Oom Okkie in Binnelanders, has died at the age of 64 from complications relating to COVID-19. He was also known for roles in Zero Tolerance and 7de Laan.
2 Comments | 26 May 2021 10:58
RIP Tsha Tsha star Noxolo "Noxee" Maqashalala has died. According to reports, forensics suspect she was deceased almost a week after her body was found in her Honeydew home.
1 Comment | 14 Mar 2021 00:53
RIP Legendary actor Menzi Ngubane died on Saturday (13 March) after a long battle with kidney failure and diabetes. According to his family, he died of a stroke at home. He was 56.
Comments | 14 Mar 2021 00:45
RIP Karima Brown, host of The Fix on eNCA, has died of COVID. eNCA announced the news on Thursday (4 March) morning.
Comments | 04 Mar 2021 09:59
RIP Former Arendsvlei actor Ceagan Arendse, who played Woelag on Seasons 1 and 2, died on Sunday 14 February. According to his family, he battled with depression and committed suicide.
Comments | 16 Feb 2021 10:56
RIP Isibaya filmed the show's final scene on Tuesday 9 February 2021, ending at eight seasons and 2028 episodes. The series finale airs on Mzansi Magic on Friday 2 April.
1 Comment | 10 Feb 2021 10:39
RIP Former eNews and e.tv sports anchor Sandile kaNqose has died at the age of 42. The news was announced by eNCA on Monday 1 February.
3 Comments | 02 Feb 2021 11:38
RIP Iconic film, TV and movie actress Cicely Tyson (Roots, How to get Away with Murder) died on Thursday 28 January. She was 96.
Comments | 29 Jan 2021 16:46
RIP TV writer and cartoonist Nas Hoosen (Isono, Lithapo) died on Monday 25 January after contracting Covid at the end of last year. He was 32. His final tweets were from ICU :(. @naswho
Comments | 27 Jan 2021 09:49
RIP Veteran talk show host Larry King died on Saturday 23 January after being hospitalised with Covid-19 towards the end of 2020. He was 87.
Comments | 23 Jan 2021 15:05
RIP Celebrated cabaret and theatre entertainer Alvon Collison has died at the age of 79. The reason for his death hasn't been disclosed but he suffered from diabetes since he was young.
Comments | 23 Jan 2021 14:45
RIP Veteran broadcaster and actress Margot Luyt (Sara se Geheim, Amalia, Die Byl) died on Tuesday 19 January after contracting COVID. She was 73.
Comments | 20 Jan 2021 12:17
RIP Multi-faceted actor, music composer, director and producer Sam Phillips (Soul City, Jacob's Cross, Kings of Jo'burg) died on Saturday (16 January). The news was announced by his daughter Mpumi and agent Gaenor Artiste Management. He was 72.
1 Comment | 18 Jan 2021 09:22
RIP Prolific actress Lindiwe Ndlovu (Zabalaza, Ses'Top La, Lockdown, Umlilo, Isono) died on Monday, 11 January. Her agent Lynne Higgins of Gaenor Artiste Management told TimesLIVE that she died of medical complications in her sleep and that she doesn't know if it was Covid related. Lindiwe was 44.
Comments | 11 Jan 2021 21:23
RIP Skeem Saam actor and veteran theatre practitioner and broadcaster Mahuma Paul Rapetsoa died on Tuesday 29 December. The news was announced by his son Matome, with no cause of death confirmed. Bra Paul first debuted in the role of Malome Josias on Skeem Saam in Season 3 in 2014.
Comments | 30 Dec 2020 14:44
RIP Entertainer and theatre legend Dawn Lindberg died on Monday evening (7 December) from COVID complications. The news was announced by the Naledi Theatre Awards, which she founded. She was 75 and was married to her husband Des for 55 years.
Comments | 08 Dec 2020 14:39

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