Former Yizo Yizo, Soul City, and Generations actor Patrick Shai has died.
The family confirmed that he passed away on Saturday, 22 January and didn’t elaborate.
Shai from Soweto has had a colourful TV acting career which spans more than 30 years.
Shai was in the spotlight this week after a video of him, challenging rapper Cassper Nyovest to a boxing match went viral.
The video started circulating on social media early this week. In it, Shai is seen sitting inside a vehicle and seemingly inviting the rapper into a boxing match saying he wants to “bliksem” him.
Kopano Shai has confirmed to Drum that the news was true but said he doesn’t want to get to the details because the news is still fresh to the family.
The family released a statement confirming the news and asked for time and privacy to process the tragic event.
“It is with great sadness to announce the passing of the veteran actor Ntate Patrick Shai. He passed away this morning (January 22 2022).
“We sincerely ask you to give the family time to process this painful loss. More details will be shared in due course,” read the family statement.
Family spokesperson Amogelang Mmusi said the family were not ready to confirm the cause of death at the moment.
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