Former Generations actor Tiki Nxumalo has died in the early hours of Monday morning.  He was 65.

Popularly known as Mam Ruby’s (pictured) mentally ill dad, Sompisi – the colourful character that had viewers going crazy every weekday with his catchy lines and his tea moments – became a house hold name after an appearance in a KFC advert.

According to a family member Tiki was found lying on the floor just outside his house in Lamont south of Durban.

Nelisiwe Nxumalo, who is a relative of ‘the famous mkhulu’, said they received a call in the morning informing them of his death.

“When we got to his house we saw his asthma medication on his bed. We suspect he might have collapsed trying to find help because he was alone in the house,” she said.

The family is still in shock and have yet to meet about the arrangements of the funeral, but chances are he will be buried on Saturday.

The 65-year-old was not married and had no children. He leaves behind his siblings.

Picture Credit: Daily Sun


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