Shai's family confirmed his death to TshisaLIVE in a statement.
"It is with great sadness that we announce the demise of Ntate Patrick Shai, a veteran actor. This morning, he went away (January 22 2022).
"We respectfully request that you allow the family time to grieve this tragic loss. "More information will be released as soon as possible," the family said in a statement.
Amogelang Mmusi, a family representative, told TshisaLIVE that the family was not ready to announce the reason of death at this time.
However, TshisaLIVE has obtained a SAPS communication alleging that Shai committed suicide and was discovered by his wife, Mmasechaba Shai.
Mmasechaba discovered her husband "hanging" in the garage and untied him before laying him on the floor, according to the communication.
Mmasechaba married Patrick when she was 17 years old and stuck with him until the end, despite the fact that Patrick acknowledged to abusing her for years.
This must have been a heartbreaking scene for any loved on to find their life time partner hanging and dead. I wish these family healing and strength to move on
Mmasechaba told Move! magazine in 2016 about the abuse and how she'd finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel when Patrick realized his error and sought help. As a changed man, she sang his praises.
One twitter user couldn't believe that Patrick Shai is dead and expressed his concern but people on the app had a field day with him , asking if he claims he's not dead is he with him?
These news it's still a shock with most people and many of them still think it's not true.
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