Veteran actor Patrick Ndlovu, aged 85, has sadly passed away, leaving the entertainment industry and his fans in mourning.
His agency, Moonyeenn Lee Associates (MLA SA), confirmed the news of his death.
In a statement, MLA SA expressed deep sadness over the loss of the legendary actor. They described Ndlovu as a consummate professional and a majestic talent. Despite the challenges he faced, he was always kind and had a smile on his face.
The agency extended their condolences to his wife, family, and friends, and acknowledged that Ndlovu would be greatly missed. They concluded the statement with the words “RIP,” paying tribute to his legacy.
Patrick Ndlovu had an illustrious career in the entertainment industry that spanned more than four decades.
He was best known for his role as Sizwe Moloi in the popular SABC1 drama series “Zone 14” and as Mr. Thembu, the school principal, in the acclaimed TV series “Yizo Yizo.”
More recently, he gained recognition for his portrayal of a character in the e.tv series “Durban Gen,” which earned him the title of the meme king due to the widespread circulation of his character’s images on social media.
Directing on Zone 14. Many years ago. Ntate Patrick was so gentle and kind. I was still very much in my shell at this age. Ever so encouraging. We grew close. A memorable time. Rest in power. You will be missed by many. #RIPPatrickNdlovu pic.twitter.com/efCJO9CYEe
— Thabang Moleya (@Teabag_Moleya) May 31, 2023
News of Ndlovu’s passing has elicited an outpouring of emotions on social media, with fans and friends paying tribute to his immense contributions to the acting industry.
— Melusi Thato Mokone (@Melusi_Mokone) May 31, 2023
Patrick Ndlovu’s talent and warm presence will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of witnessing his performances. His legacy as an actor and his significant contributions to the entertainment industry will continue to inspire future generations. May he rest in peace.