Andile Gumbi

Andile Gumbi. Photo: Twitter/@Ntosh_Kaylow

Confirmed: Isibaya actor Andile Gumbi has died in Israel

The actor suffered from cardiac arrest before his death.

Andile Gumbi

Andile Gumbi. Photo: Twitter/@Ntosh_Kaylow

Mzansi Magic confirmed the death of Andile Gumbi, 36, on Friday, 25 October 2019. The confirmation came after the former The Lion King and Isibaya actor suffered from cardiac arrest last week in Israel and was in a coma for a few days.

Andile Gumbi: His family confirmed his death

Andile Gumbi’s death confirmed on 25 October 2019. Photo: Twitter/@PhilMphela

His family released a statement saying:

“On behalf of Mrs Gumbi and family, it is with profound sadness that we share the news that our beloved Andile passed away this morning. Andile received the best medical care possible.”

Andile Gumbi’s family

They also added:

“We request that the family be given space to grieve and that their privacy be respected in this very difficult time. The family will make a statement at the appropriate time.”

Andile Gumbi’s family

Andile Gumbi suffered cardiac arrest

Last week, Gumbi was rushed to an Israeli hospital in a critical condition after suffering from a cardiac arrest. At the time, he was in the country to star in a production called Daniel The Musical where he plays King Nebuchadnezzar.

His wife flew to Israel to be by his side. The production revealed at the time that she stayed with him all the time and they hoped her presence would help him recover quicker.

The musical had to be put on hold for a bit but decided to continue because Gumbi apparently started recovering well.

The statement about Gumbi’s health

PRESS RELEASE: DANIEL THE MUSICAL:The South African actor and cast member of Daniel The Musical, Andile Gumbi (36),…

Posted by Daniel The Musical on Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Daniel The Musica releases statement on Andile Gumbi’s health. Photo: Facebook/Daniel The Musical

The production confirmed the actor’s ill-health with a post on Facebook that read:

“In the early morning he deteriorated and suffered a cardiac arrest, but the medical personnel at Shaare Zedek Medical Centre managed to successfully resuscitate him. His present condition is critical. It is comforting to know that Andile Gumbi is receiving the best medical care in the world as he is fighting for his life and the medical professionals are trying to determine the cause of his condition. We further ask that people pray for his speedy and full recovery.”

Daniel The Musical

Later, the production released another statement that read:

“We thank everyone for your support and for all the prayers for Andile. Andile’s wife will be with him later today and we hope that her presence will help him in his recovery.”

Daniel The Musical

What Andile Gumbi was known for

Gumbi was known as an actor, dancer, singer, and a model. He was famous for his television role Zweli Ntshangase (Ngubane), Bhekifa’s son on Isibaya.

Our condolences go out to the Gumbi family and his fans.