South African veteran actor, David Phetoe has died at the age of 85 at a Johannesburg hospital on Wednesday afternoon. The SABC released a media statement which says the late Mr Phetoe died from kidney failure even though he suffered from prostate cancer.
Veteran actor and the man who played the role of Paul Moroka on TV soapie Generations, David Phetoe, has died. His passing has just been confirmed by a family member. https://t.co/KOPdTAPLTc
— SABC News Online (@SABCNewsOnline) February 1, 2018
Fellow industry peers, fans, family and friends took to social media to share their special tributes and messages of condolences.
Stage, TV, movies, voiceovers and everything in between. Ntate David Phetoe, the original Daddy. We’ve lost yet another legend❤️#RIPDavidPhetoe
— Rami Chuene 1st Lady (@ramichuene) February 1, 2018
Min Nathi Mthethwa
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the loved ones of veteran actor ubaba David Phetoe who has passed on. He famously played Paul Moroka in Generations and also starred in the popular sitcom Sgudi Snyasi alongside the late great ubab’ Joe Mafela. #RIPDavidPhetoe pic.twitter.com/86uLwxc65w
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) February 1, 2018
Our heartfelt condolences to the Phetoe family, friends and fans. Rest in peace ntate David Phetoe.