Busi Lurayi's life honoured at memorial service

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  • Busi Lurayi's life will be honoured at a memorial service on Tuesday.
  • The 37-year-old actor died at her residence on 10 July.
  • Four days after her death, Lurayi was posthumously nominated for a Safta in the Best Actress in a TV comedy category.

Multi-award-winning actor Busisiwe 'Busi' Lurayi's life will be honoured at a memorial service at The Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

The How To Ruin Christmas series actor died at her residence on 10 July. The 37-year-old’s cause of death has not yet been disclosed.

News of the actor’s sudden death was confirmed through a since-deleted press statement by her agency, Eye Media Artists, on social media. In the statement, Lurayi’s family asked to be allowed to come to terms with the news of her death and thanked everyone for their support.

Just four days after her death, Lurayi was nominated for a SA Film and Television Award (Safta) in the Best Actress in a TV comedy category. At the time of her death, Lurayi had already won three Saftas in the best-supporting actress and best actress categories in 2006, 2011, and 2021, respectively.

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Lurayi shot to fame in the early 2000s for her role as Phumzile on the SABC 1 sitcom City Ses’la and its spin-off series Ses’Top La.

She is survived by her daughter, Ayanda.


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