Veteran actor Allen Booi has died, talent agency Trinity Management confirmed in a statement on Monday.
The star, who featured in several major productions, including Tsha Tsha, Soul City, Backstage, Generations, Muvhango Zero Tolerance, Mponeng, After Nine and Isidingo died at his Johannesburg home on Monday morning.
The agency said a statement from his family would be released later with further details.
— Trinity Management (@TrinityManageSA) July 20, 2020
Booi was perhaps best known for his role as Mike in the SABC1 drama series Tsha Tsha and as Godfrey Xaba After Nine.
News of his death sent shockwaves across the industry, with several celebs paying tribute to the star.
Actor John Kani hailed Booi as “a gentle man”, while actress Ayanda Thabethe said it was a great loss to the entertainment industry
What a gentle man. RIP my brother.
— JohnKani (@JohnKani2) July 20, 2020
— AYANDA THABETHE (@ayandathabethe_) July 20, 2020
Bathong….! 💔💔💔💔💔 https://t.co/NdQG5sRunA
— Rami Chuene🌈🏳️🌈 (@ramichuene) July 20, 2020
Ja… ne… RIP 🙏🏽 https://t.co/ZHPsxx3DO0
— Sizwe Dhlomo (@SizweDhlomo) July 20, 2020
To think we just spoke yesterday 💔💔💔☹️ https://t.co/eEDcRnvAH9
— Obey Muchipisi (@Obey_Muchipisi) July 20, 2020
We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of sports broadcaster, Kaunda Ntunja and veteran actor Allen Booi. #RIPKaundaNtunja #RIPAllenBooi pic.twitter.com/EMj1DBfaOH
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) July 20, 2020
We are saddened by the passing of a great South African actor Allen Booi.
— Quizzical Pictures (@Quizzical_P) July 20, 2020
— Prof Bantu Bhungane💎 (@bantu_bhungane) July 20, 2020