Cape Town – Jamie Barlett’s ex-wife, actress Camilla Waldman, has shared an old family portrait of herself, Jamie and their son, Hector, as she paid a loving tribute to the late actor.
Taking to Instagram, Camilla wrote: “Rest in Peace Jamie Bartlett. Father to Hector. Friend. Fellow-actor. V8 Fairlane force, urging me, us, to meet life – curious, fearless, running ahead to meet the ball – going big or not at all.
“This is the only family portrait of the three that made our us – recently re-discovered. Thank you to my brother Sacha Waldman for making it. I am thankful now for this gallery wall to place it.”
She also gave details of their life together, dating back to 1992 when they met.
“I met you in 1992 Jamie, I knew your picture before your presence. We were young together, there was a lot we didn’t yet know. And you shook my world. You called me out, you taught me, you gave me Hector, I tattooed your name and wanted to love you forever,” she said.
Camilla added: “We carry your imprint Jamie – Hector and I – and we remember you. And we are not alone, you meant a lot, to many. You are remembered. You are loved Jamie. Be at peace friend.”
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Jamie, who was well known for his character David Genaro on eTV’s Rhythm City and Mike O’Reilly on SABC3’s Isidingo, died last month after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Since then family, friends and industry colleagues have shared their memories of the legendary actor.
Earlier this week, famous actors and fellow coworkers of the late star, attended his memorial in Zone 6 Soweto where friends and Jamie’s partner Rosa Onious reminisced the actor’s larger-than-life nature.
His funeral was held at the St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on June 2.
Picture: Twitter/ @TeekayGoldfish
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe