A sombre has hit Mzansi after the passing on of the renown actor Andile Gumbi. The latter passed away on the 25th of October, 2019 after suffering a heart attack a couple of days before. During the time of his death, the late Andile was in a hospital in Israel after suffering a cardiac arrest. His death has come as a big blow to the country's entertainment industry.
Andile Gumbi is an icon that most people in the entertainment industry looked up to. His expertise in pulling different roles played a significant role in his career. Not only did they earn him fame but also opened doors for more significant achievements. He played the role of Zilwe in Isibaya and is famous for featuring in The Lion King. His death is such a big blow to the country.
Andile Gumbi biography
These are some of the details about the late Andile Gumbi.
Andile Gumbi age
At the time of his death, the latter was thirty-six years old.
Andile Gumbi wife
The late Andile suffered a cardiac arrest while performing in a production called Daniel The Musical. Upon hearing the news of her husband's illness, his wife travelled to Israel to be with him even though he was in the ICU.
In 2015, news of Hlengiwe Ngcobo and Andile Gumbi dating surfaced. There were, however, claims that Hlengiwe was a gold digger. The claims surfaced after it was alleged that she started dating Andile a short while after the death of Senzo Meyiwa. It was also alleged that she had a sugar daddy even when Senzo was still alive.
Andile Gumbi career
As an icon in the entertainment industry, the latter grew into fame due to the roles that he played in the different shows that he featured in. His role in The Lion King did him justice as he played the starring role of adult Simba.
He also became famous because of the role that he played in Isibaya. In the show, he used to pull the role of Zweli Ntshangase, who was the son of Bhekifa. The influence that he had in the show cannot go unnoticed as he featured in the second, third, fourth and fifth seasons of the show.
The other roles that the late played include:
- The first season of The Book of Negroes where he featured as Mamadu
- The first season of Makoti where he pulled the role of Siyabonga
Before his death, he was in Israel working on another production whose title is Daniel The Musical.
Andile Gumbi death
News of the latter's death has caught the country by surprise. On October 25th, 2019, Mzansi Magic came out to announce the sad news on behalf of the family of the bereaved saying,
On behalf of Mrs Gumbi and family, it is with profound sadness that we share the news that our beloved Andile passed away this morning. Andile received the best medical care possible.
We request that the family be given space to grieve and that their privacy be respected in this very difficult time. The family will make a statement at the appropriate time,
Fans and friends react to Andile Gumbi death
The sad news has struck a sombre mood in the whole country. Fans and friends have taken to social media to express how much of a blow the news is and the loss that the country has suffered. These are some of the messages that were shared on social media,
His closest friends are still finding it hard to come to terms with his demise.
His death has come as a shock to most of his friends and colleagues.
Mzansi Magic also sent a touching condolence message to the bereaved and mentioned how much the late had impacted the station. The message read,
We are saddened by the passing of our former actor Andile Gumbi. He was very talented, with lots still to offer to the entertainment industry. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. #RIPAndileGumbi
Andile Gumbi was a talented young man who had a great future ahead of him. His passion for acting and resilience to transform the country's acting industry could be depicted in how well he played his roles. His death has come as a big shock to family, friends, and fans. Death has snatched Mzansi a gem.