South African actor Andile Gumbi has died. He was 36. The Lion King stage actor was hospitalised last week after suffering a heart attack while working on a theatre production in Israel.
Andile portrayed the lead role of King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel The Musical. His wife arrived in Israel earlier this week, to be by his side as he was reportedly recovering in ICU.
Reports of his death have sent shockwaves through the country. 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.
In other news – KB reacts to Lebo Mathosa backlash: It took guts to play it
Keabetswe ‘KB’ Motsilanyane is determined to give her new role as Lebo Mathosa the respect it deserves, regardless of what the haters say. KB is set to play the older version of the Boom Shaka star in a docu-series about her life called Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story.
Bahumi Madisakwane will star as the young Lebo, and both actresses received flak when they were unveiled as the women who would portray the icon in the BET Africa biopic. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, KB says she knows she has big shoes to fill. I realised I was given a responsibility with something so precious and something that belongs to everybody and being entrusted with it. Read more