- Nas Hoosen, a cartoonist and screenwriter for TV favourites Lithapo and Isono, has passed away at the age of 32
- The creative reportedly succumbed to complications after he contracted Covid-19
- Stars and collaborators in the entertainment industry took to social media to mourn the loss of their talented colleague
Nas Hoosen, a cartoonist and screenwriter for some of Mzansi's favourite TV shows, has passed away.
The creative reportedly passed on after a battle with Covid-19 and succumbed to complications he suffered after contracting the virus.
Mr Hoosen tragically passed at the age of 32 and friends and industry colleagues took to social media to mourn his death.
The last post on Nas Hoosen's Instagram page became flooded with people sending their respects and wishing him peace.
Maps Maponyane wrote:
@mmaponyane: "Damnit, you're going to be missed Nas"
Others added their messages and expressed how much they would be missing the artist and screenwriter:
@psycadillo: "To say I'm in shock would be an understatement. Thanks for the talks and musings friend, you'll be missed by so so many"
@amrsingh: "Your kind heart and immense talent has left a gaping hole. I hope you’ve found peace, friend."
Nas's sister responded to the messages and said she was grateful to all those who had sent through condolences:
@windfall.emotionalwellness: "Thank you everyone who has posted a message here for Nas. I am his sister. He was so blessed to be loved by so many. He will forever be loved and cherished."
Nas Hoosen was one of the 2018 Mail & Guardian's 200 Young South Africans honourees and is a talent whose absence will surely be felt.
Briefly.co.za has been reporting on the losses experienced by the entertainment industry and reported on when the actress Lindiwe Thembekani Ndlovu passed away.
Mzansi social media users have continued to send their heartfelt condolences to her friends and family following the veteran Thespian's death on Monday, 11 January. The SAFTA award-winning actress died in her home, according to a statement released by her agency, Gaenor Artist Management:
"What we will remember most is her love and unwavering dedication to her friends and family. She had a larger-than-life presence that was undeniably infectious to those who loved her."
Lindiwe played many roles on TV and film. She also loved acting on stage.
"By far her greatest achievement was receiving her SAFTA award, which was presented to her by the incredible American actor Samuel L Jackson, which she received for Best Actress in a Feature Film."
The official statement doesn't mention her cause of death. Mzansi TV viewers and celebs have flooded Twitter with their tributes and messages of condolences to her friends and family. Check out some of them below:
"What a loss... what a talent... lala sisi."
"May her soul rest in peace."
"Goodness!! Condolences to her family, colleagues and close friends."
"I can't believe it. She was such a talented actor. One of the very few I enjoyed watching embody a role. May she transcend peacefully, safely."
"May her soul rest in eternal peace. To the family, friends, colleagues and fans, receive my deepest condolences. Our TV screens will never be the same. May the mighty God gives you strength during these difficult times."
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