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‘Isibaya’ actor Andile Gumbi dies

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It is believed the star died from a heart attack in Israel.

Former ‘Isibaya’ actor and stage performer Andile Gumbi has died in a hospital in Israel. 

The star died in ICU after suffering a heart attack last week. 

Gumbi was starring in “Daniel The Musical”  as one of the lead characters, King Nebu.  

This week the production confirmed that he was in ICU and that his wife had flown to Israel to be by his side. 

Mzansi Magic confirmed Gumbi’s death. Philly Kubheka, HOD of Publicity for Local Entertainment Channels said, “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”, she said.

She further added that Gumbi will be greatly missed. 

Fans of the actor who starred in “Isibaya” and “The Lion King” poured out their tributes and condolences on Twitter. 

Rest easy my chomie 😢#andilegumbipic.twitter.com/aFvy3NtfHM

— Siv Ngesi (@iamSivN)October 25, 2019

Wow. Rest In Peace Andile Gumbi…pic.twitter.com/oMU5modn8Q

— Kutlwano Ditsele (@thafilmaka)October 25, 2019

Can 2019 end already we have lost so much as country.. We can’t take it anymore Lord 😭😭😭#RIPAndileGumbi

— Bonolo Masilo (@Bonolo89066463)October 25, 2019

What! No!💔#RIPAndileGumbipic.twitter.com/QCotSCgjJu

— A Baby Boy (@lasizwe)October 25, 2019

RIP somahhashi Omncane 😢I’m so heart broken 💔#AndileGumbi#RIPAndileGumbipic.twitter.com/dkT27Xo80G

— Zee Weapons (@Zee_Zethu)October 25, 2019 Earlier this week the “Daniel The Musical’ team thanked the Israeli medical team assisting them, “We want to thank the Deputy Director General of the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Dr Ofer Merin and his dedicated staff for the great care they are giving Andile. We are deeply indebted to you.”