Legendary actor Patrick Shai has reportedly committed suicide. Condolences to his family
News just in that veteran actor Patrick Shai has passed away. A family spokesperson of the late actor, revealed to Channel 24 that he allegedly committed suicide.
In a statement released on social media, the family requested privacy, “It is with great sadness to announce the passing of veteran actor Ntate Patrick Shai. He passed away this morning (22nd January 2022).
“We sincerely ask you to give the family to process this painful loss. More details will be shared in due course,” the statement concludes.
The award nominee actor appeared on several TV shows in Mzansi such as Soul City, Generations and 7de Laan and his most recognisable are on Skeem Saam which he bagged a nominee for. In 2014, the The South African Film and Television Awards (Safta) recognised him by nominating him under the category for Best Supporting Actor in the SABC 1 drama series.
In 2018 he also got a Safta nomination for his stellar performance in SABC 2’s Afrikaans TV series 7de Laan.
Patrick topped the trends list last week when he made a video directed at Cassper Nyovest, saying he wants to fight him before he dies.
“Before I die I want to make sure that I’ve beat you so that on my tombstone they can write this is the man who beat Caster or Costa or whatever your sh*t name is … Come you son of a b*tch,” Patrick said.
Cassper did not take lightly to this and released a series of tweets defending his family, especially his mother as he claimed he disrespected her.
“Who the fuck is that old man and why is he calling my mom a bi**h? Why does my family have to be disrespected like this yo? Fu** this is too much now!!! Modimo nna ha ke sa kgona, ke kopa thuso. (God I can’t do this anymore, I need help.)”
“This is way too much man. I can’t take it. Why are people always disrespecting my family? I’m fucking trapped in this fame shit. I wish I could run up on all you devils and defend my family like any other man would. What is coming to all of yall will be ugly! GOD KNOWS!”
“If there’s one thing is regret about my fame is how my family has been disrespected by strangers. I try so hard to be about my own business but it’s always sh*t like this and I have to keep it moving to protect my brand cause brands will never understand. This is too much man.”
But Patrick apologised and said he should have known better, “I should have known better as an adult. My apologies, I humbly, from the bottom of my heart, apologise for having used such strong language towards your mom. Even though the challenge would’ve been an ideal thing but now it has been soured by what I said.
“I apologise from the bottom of my heart, please forgive me and forgive me South Africans. I am regretting every bit of the last sentence. That I used, I’m sorry.” he said