- Last night's episode of Skeem Saam left many viewers heartbroken
- It's when it hit home that actor Charles 'Big Boy' Maja was being seen on screens for one of the last times
- Charles passed away from a stroke on Thursday morning at the age of 54
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Skeem Saam fans are saddened to have to say goodbye to one of their favourite characters for good.
Charles Maja, who passed away from a heart attack on Thursday, can still be seen on screens but it won't be for long.
Watching this week's episode, fans were heartbroken to know that he'd soon be off screens for good.
Charles played the character of Big Boy Mabitsela on the popular soapie.
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Fans became emotional when Big Boy appeared in this weeks' episodes and have asked producers not to disrespect Charles by hiring a replacement actor.
Condolences poured in for the actor all over again.
Wandile Nkovu wrote, "Rest easy Big Boy, you will be dearly missed."
Another tweep said, "Big Boy just appeared. I'm not okay."
Khanye Siphokazi took time to wonder how Charles' family is doing.
A few fans implored the Skeem Saam producers to not replace the character as it would be too painful for viewers.
She wrote, "Rest in peace Big Boy. I hope the producers won't replace you. They must cancel the character, (or it will be) too painful."
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