Actor Luzuko Nteleko has died

22 June 2021 - 09:31 By Chrizelda Kekana and Deepika Naidoo
Actor Luzuko Nteleko has died.
Actor Luzuko Nteleko has died.
Image: Via Instagram

Actor Luzuko Nteleko has died, aged 36, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

The actor died on Monday and his sister Nomsa Nteleko took to social media to share the news of his passing. 

The actor had been battling brain cancer for the last two years.

His family released a statement confirming the cause of death.

The Nteleko family is grateful to his medical and spiritual team who supported Zuko tirelessly with his fight against brain cancer. He fought a good fight until he met his untimely death on June 21.

“We are deeply saddened and hurt by his passing. Luzuko was love personified  he was peace, courage and strength. The family will communicate the funeral arrangements in due time. May friends and loved ones be comforted by the fact that his spirit will continue to be with us,” read the statement.

Actress Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo was one of the first people who shared the news of Nteleko's death on social media on Monday night.

“Each day, we lose one. Each day. He has taken a special part of the art with him. Only a few will understand. Go well mntase,” the actress tweeted.

Nteleko had a long career as an actor and has featured in big local productions such as  Zone 14, Muvhango, and Ring of Lies. The actor was loved by many for his fun personality, humour and his multilingualism that often left his fans impressed.

The star was fluent in Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Xitsonga and English.

Social media has since been flooded with tributes from his friends in the industry and fans.