Veteran Actor David Butler Passes Away at 61 After Losing Cancer Battle

Veteran Actor David Butler Passes Away at 61 After Losing Cancer Battle

- South African veteran actor David Butler has died of cancer at the age of 61

- A statement confirming David's death was posted to a BackaBuddy cause account and on Facebook on Thursday

- The state celebrated David’s strength and sent him off with warm wishes, saying they know he will now be pain-free

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Veteran actor David Butler sadly lost his battle to cancer at the age of 61 and passed away. A statement confirming David's death was posted on Facebook by BackaBuddy – funding that had been started in 2020 to help with David’s cancer treatment.

The statement bid farewell to David with some touching words.

"Our beloved father, son, brother, grandfather and friend, David, passed away peacefully this morning at around 10:30am. He was surrounded by family in a room filled with love. Although he had been ill, it is still, as is always the case, a huge shock. Nothing prepares one. We take comfort that David is reunited with his beautiful son.”

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Over the years on home soil, he starred in several local shows including Generations, Egoli: Place of Gold, Binnelanders and more recently Gomora.

May his soul rest in peace.

Veteran actor David Butler passes away at 61 after losing cancer battle
A statement confirming David's death was posted on a Facebook page that was started to help cover his medical expenses. Image: @SavingDavidButler
Source: Facebook

In related news, Briefly News reported that as the world marked Cancer Day, US vice president Kamala Harris chose to remember her mother who died of colon cancer a year after her diagnosis.

She shared how her doctor mother relocated to the United States to help find a cancer cure, only for her to be diagnosed with the same affliction. Details on her vice president Instagram account read:

''My mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, came to this country with a dream: to cure cancer. She became a breast cancer scientist and worked for decades in the lab to advance the fight against the deadly disease.”

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