Former Generations actor dies
By: Zama Ngcoya
Former Generations actor Tiki Nxumalo was found dead in his Lamontville home on Monday.
Nxumalo, 65, is suspected to have died from an asthma attack.
The actor, who acted in television commercials, became a household name after playing the role of character Ruby’s father, Sompisi on Generations prior to the soapie being relaunched.
Friends and fans of the actor have expressed their condolences to Nxumalo’s family.
Ntombikayise Zungu said she was very shocked at the news of Nxumalo’s death, “I am very shocked to hear that one of my favourite actors is no more. It is upsetting to know that we will never see him on our television screens again.”
Zungu added that Nxumalo’s role in the television industry should not be forgotten.
“I did not know Nxumalo until recently. He might have played a small role in Generations, but it brought plenty of laughter to many families through his acting.”
Simphiwe Khuzwayo, another fan of Nxumalo’s said the actor was a very humble person.
“I only got the opportunity of meeting Nxumalo once, and that moment meant a lot to me. He was a very down to earth person and was very welcoming,” said Khuzwayo.
Details of Nxumalo’s funeral are yet to be released.