Veteran British-born South African actor Ron Smerczak has passed away at the age of 70 years.
News of the actor’s death was shared by The South Africa Guild of Actors (SAGA) on Sunday.
“His love for Shakespeare, stage, TV and film defined his decades of service to the industry,” read a tweet from SAGA.
A lifetime is somehow never enough to tap into the marvelous wisdom of this great man and #SAGA champion. We will not fail your legacy dear #RonSmerczak. Your talent brought unfathomable depth to stage and screen. Rest well, Sir. @SAGActors pic.twitter.com/KlLKjEHjv9
— SAGA Chairman (@SagaChairman) May 12, 2019
Tributes for the late actor poured in on social media, with many praising the actor for his contribution to the arts.
Actor and SAGA chair Jack Devnarain took to social media to pay tribute to the actor who he had ” the greatest respect and admiration” for in a heartfelt post.
That moment when you think back to the last time you spoke to someone for whom you have the greatest respect & admiration – you agreed to coffee & catch up. Then he's gone…
Actor, icon, legend & guide #RonSmerczak is no more.
He's performing for the Bard tonight. @SAGActors pic.twitter.com/zLdCfdMH3S
— Jack Devnarain (@JackD157) May 12, 2019