- Patrick Shai has sadly passed away, his family have confirmed the news that he died on Saturday morning
- He was recently embroiled in controversy following comments he made in a heated exchange with rapper Cassper Nyovest
- Social media users have taken to the internet in reaction to his passing, remembering the iconic actor
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JOHANNESBURG - Veteran actor Patrick Shai has tragically passed away. His family have confirmed that he died on Saturday morning.
His fans remember him for his roles in Generations, Soul City and Zero Tolerance.
Recently he made the news after he exchanged a war of words between himself and Cassper Nyovest ahead of their boxing match.
Shai said some unkind words about Cassper's mom resulting in the rapper withdrawing from the exhibition match.
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Shai issued an apology to Cassper online days before his death. eNCA has confirmed the has passed away.
Social media was awash with rumours that the veteran actor committed suicide but this has not been confirmed.
TimesLIVE reported that the family spokesperson Amogelang Mmusi was not ready to confirm the cause of death.
Here are some reactions from people online
"RIP Patrick Shai, perhaps that video was a cry for help."
"I'll believe this Patrick Shai news when Phil Mphela posts them.
Phil is never wrong when it comes to this kinda news."
RIP Meat Loaf: Cher, Boy George & more celebs honour his 74 great years of life
Earlier, Briefly News reported that fans and the press learned of Meat Loaf’s passing from a statement posted to his Facebook page earlier today. The eccentric rock star was 74 years old and the notice of his death shared that he was with family in his final moments, stating:
“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side. Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.”
Although the Facebook message did not go into the singer’s cause of death in the post, it is known that his health has been somewhat unstable since collapsing in 2003. He collapsed again in 2011 and 2013 citing asthma and dehydration for the incidents.
Source: Briefly News