- South African actor Jamie Bartlett has passed away after three decades of mesmerising viewers with his work in the TV industry
- The legendary actor was well-known for his convincing portrayals of any character across most South African TV channels
- The whole nation will remember Jamie Bartlett dearly as Rhythm City's David Genaro as South Africans expressed their awe at his talent through the years
Acting legend, Jamie Bartlett's passing was officially announced on May 23. The South African icon was 55 years old and had an illustrious three-decade career.
The award-winning actor has left a big hole in the South African entertainment industry.
According to TimesLIVE, there are not yet any details about the circumstances of Jamie's passing.
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Jamie Bartlett's long-running career
Jamie was best known as David Genaro on Etv's Rhythm City. Jamie's portrayal of David Genaro is some of his most prolific work.
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The actor won a SAFTA for Best Actor for playing the villain on the long-running TV show Rhythm City.
He also held roles on other shows such as SABC 3 Isidingo as Michael Riley for which he won a Crystal Award for Best Actor.
Jamie moved on to show off his charismatic personality as a talent judge on South Africa's Got Talent.
Fans remember Jamie Bartlett's talent
Politician Mmusi Maimane is amongst one of Jamie Bartlett's fans as he took to his Twitter to express his condolences.
"Waking up to the news that the nation has lost a legend. #RIPJamieBartlett you were a thespian through and through, a national treasure and South Africa will dearly miss you."
Fans could not help but reminisce about the beloved actor's talent that he displayed as David Genaro.
Some fans who followed Jamie's acting career appreciated the full extent of his talent. Supporters credited his incredible improvisation skills.
"David Genaro had his own language, man. I would be totally surprised if half the things he said were on script."
Jamie Bartlett's passing moved his fans
Jamie's career made him a household name in South Africa and longtime viewers of the show were gutted about his passing.
"Jamie Bartlett aka David Genaro’s death is shocking and a great loss to the film and television industry. What a great actor!"
@broztitute reflected on Jamie's impact saying:
"You know what's crazy, you didn't have to watch Rhythm City for you to know that there was a David Genaro."
"One thing about David Genaro ? He carried Rhythm City on his back for years!"
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