Legendary actor Patrick Shai has passed away, his family confirmed that he died on Saturday morning.

“It is with great sadness to announce the passing of veteran actor Ntate Patrick Shai. He passed away this morning (22nd January 2022),” said a statement released by the family.

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Shai is best known for his roles in SABC shows Generations, Soul City and Zero Tolerance.

ACTOR PATRICK SHAI HAS DIED

Last week, Patrick came under fire for using inappropriate language in a video posted on social media, when he challenged rapper Cassper Nyovest to a boxing match.

On Tuesday, he released a public apology to the rapper and everyone affected by his remarks.

The family has requested privacy and time to process the painful loss.