Citizen Reporter
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23 May 2022
10:01 pm

Former ‘Rhythm City’ actor Jamie Bartlett passes away

Citizen Reporter

'A gentle giant, teacher and obviously talent.'

Jamie Bartlett during Royalty Soapie Awards at Raddison Hotel and Convention Centre on September 18, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images/Oupa Bopape)

Former Rhythm City actor Jamie Bartlett has passed on. He was 55. The passing of Bartlett was confirmed by a family member, who spoke to eNCA on Monday evening.

Among other roles, Bartlett was known for playing David Genaro on eTV’s Rhythm City until 2020 and won three Saftas for the role.

Speaking to etv at the time of Bartlett’s exit from the show, Rhythm City director Eric Mogale, described Bartlett as a “gentle giant”.

“Working with Bartlett was like being surrounded by greatness on a daily basis, a gentle giant, teacher and obviously talent. He is a multi-talented man. Shooting his exit was one of the greatest story lines that I had to deal with in my entire career and it gave me a lot of anxiety, sleepless nights knowing that a great teacher is leaving our floor,” he said.

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Condolences have been pouring in on social media as South Africans bid farewell to the legendary actor.

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