South African actress Lindiwe Thembeka Ndlovu has passed away. According to the statement released by Ndlovu’s family, she passed away at her home on Monday morning.
“It is with heavy hearts and unimaginable sadness that we bring you the news of Lindiwe Thembeka Ndlovu passing in her home this morning 11th January,” reads the statement in part.
“Her bright, large burning light has gone out and we are devastated to bring you this sad news. To us Lindiwe was family but to many, she was so much more.”
The family has described her as an “unsung incredible actress who lived a huge space in the creative world of acting.”
“Her bright, large burning light made her to be the favourite on South Africa’s television.”
Among her achievements during her acting career which included a star performance on Ifalakhe, among others, Ndlovu received a SAFTA Award, which was presented to her by American actor, Samuel L. Jackson.
“Lindiwe’s love for the stage is reflected in the many productions she gave her heart and soul to. A large number of them being performed at the Market Theatre, to which she had strong tics with her entire career, even spending her younger days completing two years of studies there.”
The cause of death was not revealed by the family in the statement.
Her incredible passion, deep respect for her craft and unrivalled commitment to her career is evident in every project she took on.
Ndlovu’s love for the stage is reflected in many productions in South Africa.
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