South African entertainment is mourning the death of director and actor, Luzuko S’phelo Nteleko.The veteran and talented actor died at the age of 36.
Mzansi woke up to sad news of Luzuko’s passing. Luzuko’s death was announced by his sister Nomsa Nteleko in the early hours of Tuesday. She wrote on Twitter:
“How do we even begin Ndlovu…Dear God #RIPLuzukoNteleko.”
How do we even begin Ndlovu 🐘…Dear God 💔 #RIPLuzukoNteleko
— Nomsa Liv Nteleko 🥰🌸😍 ✨👑 (@NNteleko) June 22, 2021
The details concerning his death are yet to be revealed. However, Luzuko had been battling brain cancer for the past two years. Though the fight was tough he remained positive throughout the whole process.
Luzuko had a long career as an actor and has been featured in well known productions such as Muvhango, Mfolozi Streets, Zone 14, Streets of Mangaung, Isidingo and Ring of Lies. The actor had a fun personality, humour and him being multilingual impressed his fans.
Nteleko’s passing came unexpectedly to those who were close to him. He was described as someone who is humble and vibrant. He was believed to be a person who always filled the environment he is in with a magnetic energy.
Since they announced Luzuko’s passing, social media has been flooded with tributes from the actor’s friends in the entertainment industry as well as his fans. Mzansi will always remember Nteleko and his talent.
— Wiseman Mncube (@wiseman_mncube) June 22, 2021