Social media users have reacted with great sadness to the passing of actor, Luzuko Nteleko.

His sister, Nomsa Nteleko, confirmed the news. The cause of his death is yet to be announced. He had been battling cancer for at least two years now. He is said to have beaten it at some stage and it returned.

His passing broke on social media on Monday night.

#RIPLuzukoNteleko is trending on Twitter with people sending their messages of condolences and support to his family and friends.

The 36-year-old has acted in a string of series and dramas such as Isidingo, Ambitions, Keeping Score and Ring of Lies.