South Africa is mourning the death of actor Luzuko Nteleko, following his death on Tuesday at the age of 36.
Nteleko was featured in several television productions that included Zone 14, Muvhango, Ring of lies, Streets of Mangaung and Isidingo.
According to Channel24, his family confirmed his death in a statement, saying he was diagnosed with brain cancer stage 4 in 2019.
“He fought a good fight until he met his untimely death on the 21st of June 2021.
“We are deeply saddened and hurt by his passing. Luzuko was love personified. He was peace, courage and strength,” the family was quoted as saying.
Tributes are pouring in on social media from fans and fellow artists.
— Thomas Gumede (@ThomasGumede) June 22, 2021
He Gave Himself To Art & Fought The Ultimate Battle Of Cancer…
— marumo_m (@marumommekwa) June 22, 2021
— Bongekile Tsuari👑🇿🇦 Elite🌟 (@B_Tsuari) June 22, 2021
— Aggrey L👑 (@Aggrey92) June 22, 2021
💜It is with a sad heart that we have learnt about the passing of one of our own elysians @LuzukoNteleko
A talented man that has gone to soon. A fighter to to the end, we will miss you dearly. Our thoughts & condolonces go out to his family, friends & fans💜 #RIPLuzukoNteleko pic.twitter.com/fIfcTRBRJT
— elysian_management (@elysianmanagem1) June 22, 2021
Compiled by Betha Madhomu