How to Ruin Christmas actor Busisiwe Lurayi has died.
The news of her sudden death was confirmed through a press statement by her agency, Eye Media Artists.
Busi Lurayi cause of death
Her family have stated the cause of her death is unknown.
According to the statement, medical personnel declared Lurayi dead at her residence on Sunday.
“The reason for the death is still unknown as we await the results of the autopsy report,” the statement added. “We humbly request that you allow us, as the family, to come to terms with this tragic news. We thank you for the support that has been given so far, and we will provide further information as soon as it has been made available.”
They’re still awaiting an autopsy and have asked for privacy to process the tragedy that has occurred.
However, a close friend, who does not wish to be named, says Busi had asked for a few days off work after she felt unwell.
“She was working on two productions and started feeling ill,” the friend tells Drum.
“She took days off from work and was supposed to be in a play. I don’t know what happened. We could not reach her, and she was found after a few days at home, alone, and they had to break the door.”
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Busi is best known for her starring role as Phumzile on the SABC1 sitcom City Ses’la and its spin-off series Ses’ Top La. The SAFTA (South African Film and Television Awards) award-winning actress has had numerous roles including an appearance on the medical drama series ER, playing the role of Sittina in the episode entitled “There Are No Angels Here.”
She played the starring role of Winnie Molepo, a lawyer who works for the Sokhulu brothers, in the SABC1 drama series Sokhulu and Partners, in 2008 and, in 2011, she joined Generations in the role of Swazi Lukhele, a socialite wife who was married to David Lukhele but in the process of divorcing him. She was a main cast member of the Mzansi Magic sitcom S.I.E.S., playing the head of the incompetent government department of Social Impact and Empowerment Strategy.
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