South Africans are mourning the loss of actor Charles Maja who died on Thursday following a stroke.
The 54-year-old actor was known and loved for the role he played as Big Boy Mabitsela on SABC 1’s drama series Skeem Saam. He was also on SePedi radio station Thobela FM where he played various roles in the station’s drama slots.
Skeem Saam’s publicist, Sumaya Magola, said Charles’ daughter had confirmed the news of his death and that his family was devastated.
Through his role on Skeem Saam, Charles stole the hearts of South Africans many of whom admitted he was the reason they were loyal viewers of the show.
Tributes have since started pouring in.
Taking to Twitter, Skeem Saam, through its official account, said its family would never be the same.
You may be gone for now but you live forever in our memories and in our hearts.
Thank you so much for who you were, we love you and we wish you a peaceful sleep.
RIP Charles BIG BOY Maja. Our family will never be the same again! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/TuOVYMNUF6
— Skeem Saam 8 (@SkeemSaam3) April 9, 2020
— Siyasamkela (@SiyaMtitshana) April 9, 2020
— Hermaine M (@HermaineM) April 9, 2020