WATCH | Patrick Shai thanks 'The River' for giving him a chance to do what he loves

2022-01-29 08:02:00 AM

'He loved what he did. Recorded approx 1 week before his passing,' Hllomla Dandala captioned the video he shared of the late actor.

'He loved what he did. Recorded approx 1 week before his passing,' Hllomla Dandala captioned the video he shared of the late actor.

'He loved what he did. Recorded approx 1 week before his passing,' Hllomla Dandala captioned the video he shared of the late actor.

Image:Actor Patrick Shai loved acting and when he joinedThe Riverhe made his presence felt. In one of the last videos recorded of him in his element Shai thanked the team for giving him a chance to do what he loved. Actor Hlomla Dandala took to Instagram to share the clip.

In the video the veteran actor thanked the production team for allowing him to creatively express himself. He compared the telenovela to others and saidThe Riverwas a place he would mention in heaven and gave him wings to fly.“But here it is not, it is a wonderful space, if I were to die after this production it would be cited on my arrival to Inyanya zam [ancestors], no Nkukulu [God] that I've had the last bullet moment working with wonderful people in this wonderful company,” Patrick said.

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Veteran actor Patrick Shai died on January 22.Professor Thuli Madonsela.27 January 2022 - 19:25 By Joy Mphande Nambitha Mpumlwana at the memorial service of veteran actor Patrick Shai at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg.Thursday 27 January 2022 - 1:15pm A memorial service is being held for veteran actor Patrick Shai.

Image: Actor Patrick Shai loved acting and when he joined The River he made his presence felt. In one of the last videos recorded of him in his element Shai thanked the team for giving him a chance to do what he loved. Image: Esa Alexander/Sunday Times Former public protector Prof Thuli Madonsela has paid tribute to the late actor Patrick Shai, saying she will remember him for his work against gender-based violence (GBV).  Actor Hlomla Dandala took to Instagram to share the clip. Shai became a household name after appearing in numerous television series, including Generations, Mission Top Secret, Zero Tolerance, Hillside, Soul City and He also had an extensive feature film resume which included Cry, the Beloved Country Critical Assignment, among others. In the video the veteran actor thanked the production team for allowing him to creatively express himself. The late actor will be laid to rest this weekend. He compared the telenovela to others and said The River was a place he would mention in heaven and gave him wings to fly.

“But here it is not, it is a wonderful space, if I were to die after this production it would be cited on my arrival to Inyanya zam [ancestors], no Nkukulu [God] that I've had the last bullet moment working with wonderful people in this wonderful company,” Patrick said. “We had the privilege of working with Mr Shai and other celebrities in tracking GBV as well as mental health challenges in collaboration with the Place Awaken Celebrity Tournament. A post shared by Hlomla Dandala (@housefly29) Shai died on January 22, taking his own life. Fellow thespian Tinah Mnumzana took to Instagram through Tshedza Pictures and shared her emotional tribute through a poem to Patrick, who has been described as passionate about his craft. Patrick Shai’s tragic passing is a monumental loss to the industry and our country. “I  couldn't write anything, I couldn't do anything when I heard of your passing Pat. So I asked my brother who was your AD here at The River, uHector Kunene, to help me express what I feel and what I think all of us — not talking for anyone — feel. May his soul rest in peace.

  An emotional Tinah recited what were the last accounts of Patrick's life and what led to the end of the road for the actor.  Watch the video below: .