Condolences have been pouring in for former Rhythm City actor Jamie Bartlett who sadly died on Monday.
The multi-award-winning South African stage and TV actor well-known for his role as TV villains Mike O’Reilly in Isidingo on SABC3, David Genaro in Rhythm City on e.tv, and as a judge on SA’s Got Talent on e.tv was 55.
News of the actors death has come as a shock to everyone, however, more details about his sudden death are still yet to be shared by his family.
Somizi Mhlongo, who the actor spent the previous night with, reminisced about their last moments.
“And just like that last night would be the last night together literally I even made fun of u for greeting each and every person,” wrote Somizi.
Many have written tributes to the larger than life actor who impacted on their lives.
“It feels utterly surreal, what a legend. A brilliant actor and a real mensch. So many fun conversations to recall,” wrote Media personality Eusebius McKaiser.
I took this photo of Jamie Bartlett in my studio as I played a track of one of his all time favourite artists – David Bowie (Space Oddity).
"Ground Control to Major Tom…"
He got up, paced up and down, eyes closed, deeply immersed in Bowie. A profile highlight of my career 😢 pic.twitter.com/eP8vOS8G4G
— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) May 23, 2022
“Good girls love bad guys and that’s why I’m into David Genaro!!!” R.I.P. legend. An undisputed A-list thespian . pic.twitter.com/bLKUzEIF2N
— #AlbumOutFriday ! (@Gigi_Lamayne) May 24, 2022
Jamie Bartlett will always be remembered for his iconic David Genaro character. One of the best actors we've ever seen in South Africa. May his soul rest in peace 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/QgWqft2gbz
— 𝙰𝙺 𝚄𝚉𝚄𝙼𝙰𝙺𝙸 (@Akhona_PQ) May 23, 2022
— Ulrich Janse van Vuuren (@UlrichJvV) May 23, 2022
It is true that we are all going to depart from this world but currently we are practically living on the edge!
— Official Sello Maake kaNcube 🇿🇦 (@sellomkn) May 24, 2022
— Boineelo ‘Nene’ Mohau Mokhobo (@MokhoboMohau) May 23, 2022
Jamie we were so blessed to experience you 🥺💔💔💔 may you rest in peace. Love always!! 🕊 pic.twitter.com/crJNWgREfk
— Mapula Mafole (@mapulamafole) May 23, 2022
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