Star of the Netflix comedy show “How To Ruin Christmas,” Busisiwe “Busi” Lurayi, has died ‘suddenly’ at the age of 36.
The comedy star was found dead at her home in South Africa on Sunday, her talent agency Eye Media Artists confirmed in an Instagram post.
“We are deeply saddened to notify you of the passing of our beloved Busisiwe Lurayi,” the post reads. “Busisiwe passed away suddenly and was pronounced dead at her residence on Sunday 10.07.2022 by medical personnel.”
“The reason for her death is still unknown as we await the results of the autopsy report,” the post continued. “We humbly request that you allow us as the family to come to terms with this tragic news.”
“We thank you for the support that has been given so far and will provide further information as soon as it has been made available,” the post concluded.
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Tributes have poured in for the untimely passing of the actress.
The SABC is saddened by the untimely passing of the stage & screen actress Busisiwe Lurayi. She will be remembered for her talent and commitment to the craft.
Condolences to the Lurayi family, friends and fans.#RIPBusiLurayi
Image: Instagram / busi_lurayi pic.twitter.com/3sem5NSFj7
— SABC (@SABCPortal) July 11, 2022
Busi Lurayi, star of Netflix comedy ‘How to Ruin Christmas’ has passed away.
Reports state Busisiwe died suddenly at her residence on Sunday and the cause of her death is currently unknown.
Sending our thoughts and prayers to her family and loved ones. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/c1hppZguML
— OkayAfrica (@OkayAfrica) July 11, 2022
South Africa mourns the untimely death of renowned actress Busisiwe “Busi” Lurayi. Busi has been a welcomed and celebrated feature on our screens over the years and we are saddened by her passing.https://t.co/xDokPWMzKX#RIPBusiLurayi pic.twitter.com/bMT27BfqyS
— Nounouche (@NounoucheZA) July 12, 2022