Another actor Sipho Ngema allegedly dies, tributes flood social media

Another actor Sipho Ngema allegedly dies, tributes flood social media

- Actor Sipho Ngema has allegedly passed away

- The actor who was known for his roles in Rhythm City and Uzalo reportedly died in a Johannesburg hospital on Tuesday night

- His fans have taken to social media to send their condolences to the actor's family

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The South African television industry has lost yet another talented actor.

Former Uzalo and Rhythm City actor Sipho Ngema reportedly passed away in a Johannesburg hospital late on Tuesday from heart failure.

Sipho's daughter Mbali told TshisaLIVE on Wednesday:

"He passed away [on Tuesday] night at 10.15pm at a hospital in Johannesburg. He suffered from pulmonary hypertension, which caused his heart to fail. The family is currently discussing details of his burial."

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Since the news of his death, social media has been swamped with messages of condolences from his peers and fans.

@King_Snoo commented:

"Are the Twitter streets aware of his passing? Rest in Peace Sipho Ngema Madlokovu Mngadi, I know him for many characters especially Batista on Love Specialist."

@PopPulseSA wrote:

"Actor Sipho Ngema has passed away. He had a recurring role of Raymond on etv's Rhythm City."

@mr_maluleka said:

"Another Soldier Has Fallen. RIP Sipho Ngema."

@PhashaThato2 wrote:

"What!!! Sipho Ngema is dead?"

Actor and director Jabulani Mthembu also confirmed the news of Sipho's passing in a Facebook post.

When one social media user said this was fake news, Mthembu replied:

"I wish it was. I am from his place today." has reported about the recent deaths of two Mzansi actors, Skeem Saamand Jam Alley .

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