The South African entertainment industry is mourning the death of actor Luzuko Nteleko, whose demise was announced by his sister, Nomsa Nteleko, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
“How do we even begin Ndlovu …Dear God #RIPLuzukoNteleko,” Nomsa said on Twitter.
How do we even begin Ndlovu ????…Dear God ???? #RIPLuzukoNteleko
— Nomsa Liv Nteleko ???????????? ✨???? (@NNteleko) June 22, 2021
According to a statement by the family, Luzuko was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in 2019.
“He fought a good fight until he met his untimely death on the 21st of June 2021,” they said.
“We are deeply saddened and hurt by his passing. Luzuko was love personified. He was peace, courage and strength.”
Luzuko was vocal about his battle with cancer in 2019. At the time, he said the doctors had given him only six months to live. However, the actor won the battle at the time, in what his sister called a miraculous recovery.
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The family said they would communicate the funeral arrangements in due time.
“May friends and loved ones be comforted in the fact that his spirit will continue to be with us.”
Luzuko was famous for his roles on Streets of Mangaung, Mfolozi Street, Isidingo, Ambitions, Keeping Score, Ring of Lies, Mfolozi Street and Zone 14.
Condolences have been pouring in since the actor’s death.
RIP: Actor Luzuko Nteleko has passed
— Kgopolo ????️???? (@PhilMphela) June 21, 2021
— Thembisa Liyema Nxumalo (@tembisa) June 21, 2021
— Wiseman Mncube (@wiseman_mncube) June 22, 2021
— Nthabi Tau (@NthabiTau) June 22, 2021
It is with great to announce the passing of actor & director Luzuko S'phelo Nteleko.
The thespian has starred on TV shows like Isidingo, Ambitious, Streets of Mangaung,Single Galz. Ring of Lies & Zone 14.
— #CherryFilmFestival ???? (@CherryFilmFest) June 22, 2021
— Relebogile Mabotja (@RelebogileM) June 22, 2021