Popular TV actor Jamie Bartlett’s friend and fellow actor Mangaliso Ngema says he is shocked and devastated by his death.
He is known for his role as Mike O’Reilly in SABC 3’s “isingo“.
He was nominated three times for Best Actor in a Soap at the South African Film and Television Awards.
Bartlett, who has been nominated five times, has also acted in major international productions.
Some have described him as a master of his craft and a role model for young up-and-coming talent.
Ngema says Bartlett’s death is a great loss to the entertainment industry.
He says: “Oh man I’m just so shocked and devastated about Jamie. Jamie and I first met around 2007 when I was there rhythm city play the character of Pastor Nyeti. Pastor Nyeti was this seedy pastor who married Rachel, this was a character played by Lucia Thinyane. Jamie played David Genaro, he was just such an exceptional artist.”
Film producer Anant Singh says Barlett was “a master of his craft” and “his death leaves a huge void in the industry”.
Reactions from Twitter below:
We lost the great star actor David Genaro, that was an actor of my soul RIP the Legend condolences to the family!!!!!!!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏
— @Modise mj (@Johanne59869845) May 24, 2022
I always loved it when David Genaro swallowed his whiskey and squirted the rest back over his shoulder and then shook his head 😂😂
It was a David thing.#RIPjamiebartlett
— Thato Galeromelwe | Social Media Marketer (@GrowWithThato) May 23, 2022
My daughter was such a big fan 😂😂😂❤️ Goes well
David Genaro gentle heart pic.twitter.com/4SSz7OOMUt
— Hlabane Matlala (@plantbasedmims) May 23, 2022
David Genaro was Rhythm City when he left ETV he saw no reason to keep Rhythm City he was that great.
— Collen (@Collen_KM) May 24, 2022
I don’t upload pictures of people who have passed, but I loved this guy RIP David Genaro pic.twitter.com/rJpO9zXrq6
— Harry Madileng (@Harry_Madileng) May 24, 2022
Rest In Peace David Genaro, The Don 💔
— Hermaine M (@HermaineM) May 24, 2022
Many kind-hearted souls are leaving this world… 😪😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/0YBhKYtVgQ
— Sive Matiwane (@IamSiveMatiwane) May 24, 2022
David Genaro had his own language, man. I’d be totally amazed if half the things he said were in the script
— Bruce Ndlovu (@BruciEEye) May 24, 2022
Friend shocked by death of actor Jamie Bartlett – SABC News
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