The family of the late David Phetoe has confirmed to TshisaLIVE that the veteran actor has kicked the bucket.
His child, Eugene Phetoe, told TshisaLIVE the 85-year-old actor had been sick and was in hospital when he died.
“He was sick at home and we took him to hospital. He died this afternoon,” he said.
Eugene said when the family went to visit the legendary stage performing artist, they were told they had missed him taking his last gasp.
He was known for his character, Paul Moroka on Generations. He was one of the members of the original cast of the soapie. David got known in the industry for his mentorship of actors including Sello Maake ka Ncube.
Tributes from industry colleagues and fans have already begun pouring in.
RIP to actor David Phetoe who was known for his many roles throughout his acting career, including his role as Paul Moroka on Generations. David Phetoe's passing was announced earlier this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/K1zK5mPBx4
— Mamnyamande (@thwala_mpho) February 1, 2018
'2018 slaughter year of legends? Mercy nd long life for our legends. R.I.P. Ntate David Phetoe (the original Mr Moroka, ntatemogolo a Mazwi) pic.twitter.com/m7x1ZWKMxO
— Tumelo lephogole (@Tumi_Lephogole) February 1, 2018
David Phetoe is an actor, known for Master of Dragonard Hill (1987), Cry, the Beloved Country (1995) and Dragonard (1987).#RIPDavidPheteo
— President S Zondani (@Cne_Zondani) February 1, 2018
South African legendary Actor has passed on Ntate David Phetoe may your soul Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/DIl9L4BVdL
— #ScottyLloyd (@_Scottylloyd_) February 1, 2018