Cape Town – Veteran South African actor Patrick Shai has died.
Reports quoted a family statement as saying that Shai died on Saturday, January 22.
“It is with great sadness to announce the passing of the veteran actor Ntate Patrick Shai. We sincerely ask you to give the family time to process this painful loss. More details will be shared in due course,” the family said, according to Drum.
Shai is best known for the roles in Generations, Soul City and Zero Tolerance.
A Times Live report quoted the family spokesperson Amogelang Mmusi as saying that the family was not ready to confirm the cause of death at the moment.
Just a few days ago, Shai set Twitter abuzz after he verbally attacked rapper Cassper Nyovest and hurled insults at his mother in a video posted on social media.
He used inappropriate language, as he challenged rapper Cassper Nyovest to a boxing match.
Shai later retracted the distasteful video and apologised to both Cassper and South Africans, saying that he should’ve known better.
“I should have known better as an adult. My apologies, I humbly, humbly from the bottom of my heart, apologise for having used such strong language towards your mom. Even though the challenge would’ve been an ideal thing, now it has been soured by what I said. I apologise from the bottom of my heart, please forgive me and forgive me South Africans. I am regretting every bit of the last sentence that I used, I’m sorry,” said Patrick in a video.
Compiled by Betha Madhomu