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'It was your soul that touched us all, David Genaro' — Mzansi mourns the passing of actor Jamie Bartlett

23 May 2022 - 23:32
Jamie Bartlett's death sent shock wave across Mzansi.
Jamie Bartlett's death sent shock wave across Mzansi.
Image: JAMES OATWAY

South Africans have flooded social media with tributes to late actor Jamie Bartlett after news of his death on Monday evening.

The award-winning actor's death was confirmed to TshisaLIVE by corporate communications manager for eMedia Bennum van Jaarsveld.

Details around Bartlett's death were not known at the time of publishing this article.

Bartlett, 55, won over SA hearts in several roles on SA TV. He was the man everyone loved to hate as the shady Mike O'Reilly on SABC3's Isidingo; and as villain David Genaro on hit e.tv soapie Rhythm City. He later left the show, after more than a decade in the role, with his last appearance in February 2020.

He was also a judge on SA's Got Talent, starred in several theatre and TV productions, and hosted various actor workshops.

More recently he played the role of Piet in the eVOD original, Piet's Sake. eVOD is eMedia's streaming platform.

The star was among SA's most-loved actors, winning three prestigious SA Film and Television awards in a career spanning more than three decades.

Bartlett's death sent shock wave across Mzansi and led to an outpouring of emotion on Twitter, where fans remembered his much-loved characters and hailed the star's talents.

Here is a look at some of the tributes:

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