Patrick Shai the veteran actor whose career spanned over 30 years, has passed away as of today, January 22.
His death was confirmed by his family in a statement.
Details surrounding the death are still uncertain, however, some reports express that it may have been a suicide – according to The South African and Sunday World.
Shai was known for his roles on Soul City, Generations, 7de Laan and Zero Tolerance.
He was also a proud advocate against gender-based violence who was open about his past as an abuser.
Shai also recently faced a lot of heat in the media recently for controversy surrounding Cassper Nyovest.
The family has expressed a desire for space to process the loss.