Mzansi mourns the death of Jamie Bartlett. Image via Twitter @philmphela.

‘Your soul touched us all’: Mzansi mourns the death of Jamie Bartlett

Mzansi pays tribute to former ‘Rhythmn City’ star Jamie Bartlett, who passed away on Monday 23 May. Take a look…


Mzansi mourns the death of Jamie Bartlett. Image via Twitter @philmphela.

Twitter users are heartbroken following the death of former Rhythm City star Jamie Bartlett on Monday 23 May. 


Jamie Barlett was most popular for playing the role of villain David Genaro on’s Rhythm City.  The actor played the role of David Genaro for over a decade before his exit in January 2020. The family of the actor confirmed his death to eNCA but his cause of death is yet to be revealed. 

Barlett studied speech and drama at the University of Cape Town (UCT). His first major role was in the US film American Ninja 2. 

55-year-old Bartlett was dating 28-year-old Rosa Onius.

Actor Jamie Bartlett and his girlfriend. Image via Instagram @realjamiebartlett.

He was previously married to actress Camilla Waldman who he shares a son with. Camilla played the role of Anne De Villiers on SABC 1’s Generations.

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Mzansi took to Twitter to pay tribute to the legendary actor. Take a look…

“You know what’s crazy, you didn’t have to watch Rhythm City for you to know that there was a David Genaro,” tweeted @broztitute.

“David Genaro. What a villain. I grew up watching Jamie Bartlett on TV. Condolences to the Bartlett family.  #RIPJamieBartlett ????????????,” tweeted @NkanyeziKubheka.

“Seeing you on screen was enough for one to see how cool you were legend ❤❤❤❤❤????, Seeing you  Everyday real life was another Story! The cool drip? The shades? The greetings? Nah Rest my Gee❤????! DAVID GENARO is immortal,” tweeted @kayTT28.

“Rest In Peace David Genaro. His acting skills, his ability to transform into a character without leaving any trace of his own self, UNMATCHED… Absolute perfection ❤️,” tweeted @ThisIsColbert.

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