- Allen Booi's sudden death has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry
- The veteran actor was well known for his roles in major television productions in South Africa such as Generations and Isidingo
- Mzansi celebrities like Dr John Kani and Rami Chuene sent tributes to the late actor via social media
Allen Booi has died, according to his talent agency Trinity Management. The agency released a statement on Monday confirming the actor's death.
The veteran Thespian is known for acting in major local productions such as Soul City, Tsha Tsha, Backstage, Generations, Muvhango and Isidingo. He reportedly died at his Johannesburg home on Monday morning.
No further details were shared about the circumstances of his death.
Mzansi celebrities reacted in shock when they heard the news of his passing and took to social media to share their thoughts.
Fellow veteran actor John Kani said:
"What a gentleman. RIP my brother."
Ayanda Thabethe said:
"So much loss #RIP"
Rami Chuene expressed shock and said:
Sizwe Dhlomo said:
"Ja... ne... RIP"
In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that casting director and agent Moonyeenn Lee passed away at the age of 76 due to Covid-19 complications.
The veteran agent managed the casting of the Oscar-winning film Tsotsi, the Oscar-nominated Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and Blood Diamond, among others. South African celebs who worked with Moonyeenn took to social media to pay their last respects and send their condolences to her family and friends.
Professor Thuli Madonsela added:
"Another of South Africa’s brightest lights extinguished like a candle in the wind by #Covid-19. Heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, colleagues and fans of Moonyeenn Lee."
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