- Legendary actress, Christine Basson, has passed away
- The Egoli star has left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten
- Many Mzansi celebs have taken time to show their appreciation and send their condolences
The beloved and respected Egoli actress, Christine Basson, has passed away. At the time of her death she was a resident at the Ekklesia Park retirement village. She had just celebrated her 78th birthday on Sunday.
Christine’s close friend, Reinet Louw Kemp, confirmed her death by posting a touching tribute to her on Facebook. She expressed how Christine was loved by so many as the motherly figure she played as Nora Naudé from Egoli. She went on to say that she will be sorely missed.
Briefly.co.za learnt that actress Lizz Meiring explained that Christine had been in high care for two weeks and over that period her body had weakened, when speaking to Jacaranda FM.
Even though her body was weak her mind was strong till the end. In her last few days, Christine struggled to breathe and was not able to swallow. Lizz said that even though this is a tragedy for all those who loved and admired her, she is now able to rest.
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Macks Papo was Christine’s former co-star and he told TshisaLIVE the she was one of the kindest and caring people he has ever worked with.
The heartbroken actor remembers how caring and committed she was and always stood by the idea that we must be grateful for what we have. Whenever there was a disagreement or quarrel, Macks says that Christine would always sit him down and calm him. Christine always had a smile on her face and was hard-working. He went on to say that he will truly miss her and may her soul rest in peace.
Steve Hofmeyr took the time to pay tribute to Christine and called her a mentor. His words were, "Goodbye wonderful lady, mentor and colleague."
Christine was extremely talented and apart from working on productions in both English and Afrikaans, she was a drama teacher, professional actress and radio present for over 30 years.
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