Skeem Saam viewers bid last farewell to Big Boy: "Rest easy Grootman"

Skeem Saam viewers bid last farewell to Big Boy: "Rest easy Grootman"

- Skeem Saam fans were surprised to see a familiar face appear on screens last night and some felt quite emotional

- Charles Maja, aka Big Boy, made an appearance on the soapie for one last time and left viewers feeling a type of way

- Charles Maja, the well-loved actor, had a stroke earlier this year and passed away at 54 years of age

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Skeem Saam viewers were pleasantly surprised to see actor Charles Maja appear on their screens last night. This veteran actor passed away in April and many thought they would never see his character Big Boy again.

Maja suffered a stroke and died aged 54. He played the role of Big Boy Mabitsela on the popular SABC1 soapie. Skeem Saam viewers were surprised when he appeared on screen last night and some even questioned how far back the show was pre-recorded. It's safe to say that many miss the actor and his heartwarming portrayal of Big Boy. Twitter user Terry_Tshesebe said:

"Watching Skeem Saam now and saw Big Boy and I have never been so happy to see someone on TV - wish it was true that he is still here with us."

oficialThomas21 said:

"#SkeemSaam one last - see you on the other side Big Boy. #RIP, we're sooo gonna miss you"

KhomotjoAlly2 said:

"Big Boy is amazing. A few minutes and he already got us hooked. Continue resting in peace, legend."

Misacras said:

"#SkeemSaam, please unconfuse me, did I see Big Boy today?"

GeorgeNgcobo6 said:

"Seeing Big Boy once again just warmed my heart. Rest easy Grootman. #SkeemSaam"

sketch_salome said:

"Big Boy was always that guy man. One last time. #SkeemSaam"

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The character was even more hurt when his own mother struggled to accept his sexuality. Rejected by family and friends, the dejected Clement was left feeling like a pariah. Thankfully, support came in the form of Dennis and Pretty. The pair have provided comfort during this difficult time.

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