#RIPShokiMokgapa: Mystery surrounds former Ashes to Ashes actress Shoki Mokgapa's death

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Safta award-winning actress Shoki Mokgapa known for her role on TV shows such as Intersexions, Ashes to Ashes and The Lab has died.

News of award-winning actress Shoki Mokgapa's sudden death has invoked shock and sadness among colleagues and fans on social media.

However, sources within the entertainmnt industry including one former Ashes to Ashes cast member told celebgossip.co.za that Shoki was suffering from (illness withheld).

Nashoda Billy at MLA Talent Agency, Shoki's management company confirmed the actress' death.

Nashoda said the actress died on Tuesday night and that they were on their way to her family. She said as Shoki's management company they were shocked by her death.

"She was such a professional and such an amazing performer. The scenes that are currently on The Docket were such a pleasure to shoot because she was also such a sweetheart. She was really talented and who knows what more she could have done and we are saddened by the news of her death."

The 34-year-old made her TV debut in the second season of the SABC 3 drama series The Lab in 2008 as a personal assistant.

She won a Safta last year for Best Actress in a Feature Film for her role in the drama film SINK.

Other notable film roles include appearances in the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Nothing for Mahala.

Details surrounding her death have not yet been released at this stage.

Ever since news of Shoki's death was confirmed social media has been flooded with tributes in her honour.

 

– Timeslive


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