- Lillian Dube has opened up about the pain of losing her good friend and colleague on many projects, Mary Twala
- Lillian said that she was not shocked to hear of Mary's passing as the veteran actress had been sick for some time
- Lillian said she last saw Mary in January when she had gone to hospital to treat an undisclosed illness
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Lillian Dube has honoured veteran actress, Mary Twala, after her death on Saturday.
Mary, who was Somizi Mhlongo's mother, passed away at 80 years old.
The star had struggled with her health for several months and speaking to TshisaLIVE, Ma Lillian said she was relieved that her friend was no longer in pain.
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Lillian said, “She had finished her race, she was tired now. I am glad she has now found relief. Her passing was not a shock to me. She had been sick for a very long time, but was a fighter. She was filled with positivity. Even though she was in pain, she wouldn't let it get to her. When Somizi threw her 79th birthday at Maslow, already she was really sick. She wouldn't give in though, she was very strong.”
Lillian remembered the last time she saw Mary, in hospital several months ago.
She said, “It was January and we laughed and talked and cried. Even though she was in hospital, she was joking. I called her again during lockdown and she told me she was well, but missing Somizi.”
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Lillian said she'll remember her friend as a humble and caring person, who was a consummate pro
“She was so humble and loving. The thing that really impressed me was that she stood by Somizi, even when people were mocking him and talking about his sexuality. Some people would hide behind their religion, but she stood by him. She loved her son, she loved all her children, and was so proud of all of them. She would defend them with everything she had."
Yesterday, Briefly.co.za reported that Somizi had remembered his mother in three heart-warming videos.
The star is completely devastated at the loss of his mom, as the two were extremely close.
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