Sompisi from Generations (real name)Tiki Nxumalo has died

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Sompisi from Generations (real name)Tiki Nxumalo has died

The 65 year old actor comes from Lamontville, Durban South Africa.

His big role was on Generations as Sompisi, playing Mam Ruby’s mentally ill dad. In the role, Sompisi had viewers going crazy every weekday with his catchy lines and his tea moments.

Details of the cause of death are still sketchy at the writing of this article. We say Rest in peace mkhulu Tiki.

Background
Although the 16 Generations actors were fired from the soapie, Sompisi's Generations role was said to be safe!

With all the drama surrounding Generations in 2014, it was good to see that some actors’ jobs are safe. One of the actors who was set to return to the revamped soapie in December is Tiki Nxumalo. The actor, who played Sompisi, was been included in the new cast but we never saw him play his role as of now. Maybe the shoots were made to be aired at a later stage.

The 65-year-old actor, who started his TV career appearing in a KFC advert, told Daily Sun: "I started in the arts decades ago, but I became popular after that KFC advert. Generations was my biggest break."

He added that he was lucky to be going back to the set.

Tributes have been pouring in from Facebook and other social media channels. We will surely miss him

Update on Sompisi death cause:

The actor died in the early hours of the morning on Monday.

According to a family member Tiki was found lying on the floor just outside his house in Lamont south of Durban.

Nelisiwe Nxumalo, who is a relative of 'the famous mkhulu', said they received a call in the morning informing them of his death.

"When we got to his house we saw his asthma medication on his bed. We suspect he might have collapsed trying to find help because he was alone in the house," she said.

The family is still in shock and have yet to meet about the arrangements of the funeral, but chances are he will be buried on Saturday.

The 65-year-old was not married and had no children. He leaves behind his siblings.

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