'He fought the good fight': Tributes pour in for actor Luzuko Nteleko
Mzansi has flooded social media platforms with heartfelt tributes to actor Luzuko Nteleko whose death at age 36 has left the arts industry feeling an indescribable loss.
Luzuko died on Monday and his death was confirmed to TshisaLIVE on Tuesday morning by his sister Nomsa Nteleko who also took to social media to share the news of his passing.
The details around the cause of his death are yet to be confirmed. However, Luzuko had been battling cancer in the last two years or so.
Luzuko had a long career as an actor and featured in big local productions such as Zone 14, Muvhango, and Ring of Lies.
The actor also featured in some international productions and one of his latest international projects was a LGBTQ US drama series starring US star Milan Christopher.
The series, titled About Him, had its third season shot in Mzansi and the story focused around Milan's character and has been described as the “black Queer As Folk”. It was an eight part drama series.
Luzuko plays the role of Zumbi, who was a childhood friend of Omari (played by Milan).
Members of the SA acting fraternity and fans of the actor banded together to mourn the loss of the actor.
Taking to social media, Mzansi celebrated the life of the actor and his achievements on-screen. Some also shared their own personal moments with the star during his lifetime.
Check them out:
#RIPLuzukoNteleko I met Zuko outside a casting in 2019, asked him where I could catch a taxi but instead this broda gave me a lift straight to my home which was completely off his route ..he didn't know me at all but that didn't stop him.— Mr OD (@ValentinoOdogwu) June 22, 2021
Rest in Power Bro pic.twitter.com/LFDOt43JRM
South African entertainment industry mourns the passing of one of it's own, Luzuko (Sphelo) Nteleko.😭— Andile (@Andile_VMak) June 22, 2021
You fought a great fight Skeem. I will always cherish all the moments I've shared with you. I am proud to have called you my brother. You will be missed a lot#RIPLuzukoNteleko pic.twitter.com/frG4k4Vu8X