TV and stage actor Busi Lurayi, who died on Sunday, will be remembered by fellow actors as a dedicated actor who took her craft seriously.
Her colleagues praised her work ethic as they paid tribute to her on Monday. Her sudden death was announced by her agency Eye Media Artists on social media on Monday. The mother of one is known for her role in Netflix comedy series How To Ruin Christmas.
Eye Media Artists said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened to notify you of the passing of our beloved Busisiwe Lurayi.
"Busisiwe passed away suddenly and was pronounced dead at her residence on Sunday by medical personnel. The reason for her death is still unknown as we await the results of the autopsy report.
"We humbly request that you allow us as family to come to terms with this tragic news. We thank you for your support that has been given so far and will provide further information as soon as it has been made available."
Uzalo star Masoja Msiza, who worked with Lurayi in a drama series Sokhulu and Partners, said the industry has lost one of the greatest actors.
“It is a sad loss indeed. I worked with Busi in Sokhulu and Partners. She was a very dedicated person. I loved her energy. As co-actor she blew my mind with her performance in that show. In that show our roles complemented each other. We filmed the show 13 years ago but I still remember it as if it happened yesterday. What I can say is, she knew her story.”