Actor Mduduzi Mabaso is mourning his father, who died on Saturday, 3 July.
He said his dad had been battling an illness that eventually killed him.
“I’m devastated to announce the death of my dad, who meant everything to me. I’ll always respect him and he’ll continue to be in my life.”
Mduduzi said he was grateful for the outpouring of support he had received from his fans.
“I really want to thank them for all their support. I couldn’t have done this without them.
“This is a hard time for me and my family,” said the actor, who previously played the popular character of Suffocate on Rhythm City.
Mduduzi said he was trying to move on with his life.
“This has been such a difficult time for us as a family. We appreciate the love and support we’re getting. We’re grateful for everything,” he said.
Mduduzi told the People’s Paper that he would miss his father, who was always supportive of him.
“He supported me in everything I did and for that, I will always be grateful. He was my hero. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy,” he said.
Mduduzi said his father was a pillar of strength.
“He was an important aspect of my life. I miss him already. I’ll always love him.”