Former Isibaya actor Andile Gumbi has died on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest in Israel.
Mzansi Magic Publicity & EPG Coordinator confirmed the news in a public statement:
“As Mzansi Magic, we are saddened by the passing of our former Isibaya actor Andile Gumbi. Andile was very talented, with lots still to offer to the entertainment industry. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed,” said Philly Khubheka, HOD, PR and publicity for local entertainment channels at Mzansi Magic.
Andile was working on the production, Daniel The Musical in which he took on the role of King Nebuchadnezzar.
“On behalf of Mrs Gumbi and family, it is with profound sadness that we share the news that our beloved Andile passed away this morning. Andile received the best medical care possible.
“We request that the family be given space to grieve and that their privacy be respected in this very difficult time. The family will make a statement at the appropriate time,” a statement on behalf of the family read.