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Actress Busisiwe Lurayi is Dead

“How to Ruin Christmas” actor Busisiwe Lurayi has died, aged 36.

Busisiwe Lurayi was pronounced dead at her residence on Sunday by medical personnel. Her family issued a statement saying that the cause of her death was yet to be determined.

The statement read: “We humbly request that you allow us as the family time to come to terms with this tragic news.”

Her co-stars and compatriots took to Twitter to share their heartfelt condolences.

Busisiwe Lurayi first starred in 2005 on SABC 1’s sitcom City Ses’la as the ever-so-cheeky Phumzile. Her efforts saw her win awards for this role.

She bagged two South African Film and Television Awards, the Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Comedy in 2006.

Busisiwe acted as Tumi in the Netflix comedy series “How To Ruin Christmas”

Netflix also released a statement following Lurayi’s passing:

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Busi Lurayi and send our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.”

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