- Binnelanders star Ben Kruger passed away on Wednesday due to Covid-19-related complications
- The veteran South African actor died at his home in Brooklyn, Pretoria at the age of 64
- The legendary thespian's fans and Binnelanders viewers have sent condolences to his family and friends
Veteran Mzansi actor Ben Kruger has passed away at the age of 64. The actor was popular in the country for his epic role on Binnelanders.
The star died on Wednesday morning, 26 May due to complications related to the coronavirus. He reportedly passed away at his home in Brooklyn, Pretoria.
Ben portrayed the character of Okkie Ferreira for nearly nine years, according to Elsje Stark. Elsje is one of the producers on Binnelanders. TshisaLIVE reports that kykNET publicist Suzaan Keyter confirmed Ben's passing to the publication.
Mike Handcock wrote:
"OH Ben - we were so saddened to hear the news. You were there the day I met the love of my life. You welcomed us into your home, and we had fun every time we met. Lots of love brother. You brought the world so much value - not only on screen but for what you did for theatre off screen. You are a giant. The world was a better place because of you."
Deon Sebastian Lamprecht commented:
"Sad news indeed, one of the greats of his era."
Willem Fourie said:
"RIV ou grote. Was n groot fan van 'n wonderlike akteur."
Fiona Parkinson added:
"Ai Ben! There goes a man among men. Let us doff our hats and bow our heads, he brought joy and laughter to multitudes, for his heart was warm and big enough to care for all."
In other news, Briefly News reported that the Ranakas have sadly lost one of their loved ones. The reality TV stars announced the sad news on social media on Wednesday, 26 May.
Generations: The Legacy actress actress Manaka Ranaka took to Instagram and shared that their lost their cousin, Kagiso Ranaka, on 19 May.
Kagiso died at the age of 37. He was born on 5 September, 1984, according to Manaka. The actress shared snaps of their cousin on her timeline. Dineo Ranaka's sister captioned her post:
"Oh, cuz but why??? I still can't believe you are gone! Robala ka kgotso ngwana ko gae."
The Ranakas' peers in the entertainment industry and fans took to Manaka's comment section and sent their condolences to her and her family.
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