Kopano Shai confirmed to Channel24 that the actor and activist committed suicide on Saturday.
"We regret to inform you of the loss of legendary actor Ntate Patrick Shai. He died this morning, January 22nd, 2022 "According to the family's statement, The family has asked for privacy and time to mourn their tragic loss.
He was nominated for a Safta in 2014 for his part in Skeem Saam, and he was nominated again in 2018 for his depiction of Jacob Moloi in 7de Laan.
Patrick was chastised last week for using offensive language in a video released on social media in which he confronted artist Cassper Nyovest. He challenged him on a boxing match.
But on Tuesday, Patrick Shai released a public apology for the rapper (Caspper Nyovest) and other people who felt offended by his confrontation.
May his soul rest in peace.
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