Former Zone 14 actor Luzuko Nteleko has passed away.
Confirming the news of his passing in the early hours of this morning, his sister Nomsa Nteleko took to Twitter to express how heartbroken she was over her brother’s death.
“How do we even begin Ndlovu...Dear God #RIPLuzukoNteleko ,” she wrote.
In a family statement seen by TRUELOVE, it was revealed that Nteleko had succumbed to brain cancer which he had been battling since 2019.
"Luzuko was diagnosed with brain cancer stage 4 in 2019, he fought a good fight until he met his untimely death on the 21st of June 2021. We are deeply saddened and hurt by his passing, he was peace. courage and strength...," the statement read.
The family also said that they would communicate all the funeral arrangements in due time before thanking his medical team for assisting him.
"The Nteleko family is grateful to his medical and spiritual team that supported Zuko tirelessly with his fight against brain cancer...," they continued.
The statement ended with the family asking for time to honour the late actor.
The actor, who was also an entrepreneur, starred in a number of productions including Zone 14, Isidingo, Streets of Mangaung and Gauteng Maboneng amongst others. According to TVSA, Nteleko had studied at WITS tech and also had his own theatre and promotions company.
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Colleagues, fans and friends took to social media to send their condolences and tributes through the hashtag #RIPLuzukoNteleko.