- Sam Phillips, veteran screen and stage actor has passed away
- He was an inspiration to many in the industry and he had touched many lives
- Tributes have poured in on social media with many paying their respects as they react the news of Phillips passing
Sam Phillips has passed away at the age of 72, the veteran stage and screen actor was an inspiration to many of his peers.
He had graced both the stage and screens and worked as a writer, producer, director and a music composer.
Phillips had also starred in international plays such as Athol Fugard's Master Herold and The Boys which was performed in New Orleans, USA.
He will be sorely missed and his fans and friends have taken to social media to pay their respects to the legend.
"RIP: Sam Phillips
Veteran stage and screen actor Sam Phillips has reportedly passed away. Mr Phillips was also an accomplished music composer. He can currently be seen, as Samuel, on Kings Of Joburg on Netflix
He was 72 years old.
"Farewell to Actor, Writer, Music composer, Director and Producer Ntate Sam Phillips. A real jewel... rest well Ntate."
"Our deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of the veteran actor, writer and director Dr Sam Phillips."
"The award-winning actor Ntate Sam Phillips has passed away. We will remember him for his contribution to the arts industry in Mzansi. May his soul rest in peace."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Welcome Bhodloza Nzimande has passed away, he was rushed to the hospital this morning and after battling a short illness he succumbed.
Nzimande is a veteran in the entertainment industry, he joined the SABC back in 1978 as an announcer.
He eventually became the station manager of Ukhozi FM and was also the presenter for Ezodumo, a show which highlighted indigenous music.
Nzimande was a resident DJ at Kaya FM and the co-founded the streetwear brand Loxion Kulca. The radio station released a statement that confirmed the sad news.
The DJ and businessman's death marks yet another loss for those in the entertainment industry community and celebrities took to social media to share their reactions.
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Source: Briefly News