Who is Luzuko Nteleko (South African Actor Dies)?
South African actor Actor Luzuko Nteleko has died, aged 36, it was confirmed on Tuesday. The actor is believed to have died on Monday and his sister Nomsa Nteleko took to social media to share the news of his passing.
Actor Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo late Monday night tweeted: “Each day, we lose one. Each day. He has taken a special part of the art with him. Only a few will understand. Go well mntase. #RIPLuzukoNteleko”
As reports of the actor’s death surfaced on Monday, celebrities including Thomas Gumede and Relebogile Mabotja shared tributes to Luzuko on social media.
“I’m lost for words after such a great fight you pulled aaah mfe2. The forever generous great smiling lion,” tweeted Wiseman Mncube.
How Old was Actor Luzuko Nteleko?
He was 36 years old.
Luzuko Nteleko Wiki – Luzuko Nteleko Bio
Luzuko was best known for his role as Loyiso in the SABC1 drama, Zone 14, and as Student Constable Lebogang Chuene in the SABC2 SA police drama, Streets of Mangaung, in 2012. He is also known from Generations, City Ses’la, Scandal and 90 Plein Street.
Luzuko Nteleko Early Career
As a teen, Nteleko travelled from his home town of Sebokeng in the Vaal by train to Joburg, just to earn R20 to R30 a day after dropping out of his tourism management studies at Wits University in 2002. His big TV break came when a British production house cast him in the lead role of a 2004 docu-drama flighted on DStv’s Discovery Channel. His TV credits include 4 Hours, Ambitions, City Ses’la, eKasi: Our Stories, Gauteng Maboneng, Isidingo, isiPantsula, Keeping Score, Mfolozi Street, Mfolozi Street, Mzansi Love, Ring of Lies, Single Galz, Streets of Mangaung, and Tempy Pushas, Zone 14.
Luzuko Nteleko Career
Luzuko had a long career as an actor and has featured in big local productions such as Zone 14, Muvhango, and Ring of Lies. The actor was loved by many for his fun personality, humour and his multilingualism that often left his fans impressed.
The 36-year-old has acted in a string of series and dramas such as Isidingo, Ambitions, Keeping Score and Ring of Lies.
Luzuko was fluent in Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Xitsonga and English.
Since 2010, Nteleko had been writing, directing and performing shows on Health and Safety Awareness in the workplace, Teenage pregnancy, The Dangers of Drugs and Alcohol shows that were performed in companies, Schools and communities. He also owned N2ZEE Projects a VIP mobile toilets, mobile bars and mobile fridge hiring company.
Actress Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo is one of the first people who shared the news on social media on Monday night on Twitter.
How Old is Luzuko Nteleko?
He was born on 16 February 1984 in Engqeleni near Mthatha in Eastern Cape. Luzko died in June 2021. He was 37 years old.
Luzuko Nteleko Family
He grew up in Sebokeng’s Zone 7 in a family of eight.
Luzuko Nteleko Death
Actor Luzuko Nteleko passed away in June 2021 at the age of 36. The actor beat cancer. In a heartfelt post Nteleko reflected on being one of the blessed few to beat the disease, and having his sister whom he said was the only reason he could smile during the tough period.
“My sister @nomsanteleko was the only reason I could smile here. She went through a lot to help me fight this demonic cancer and I knlw it hasn’t been easy because your life had to stop so you could take care of me. To God be the glory. We won no more pain and suffering, mama cried saying she doesn’t know how to thank and I said well thank Him every day for healing me. Ndibulele nakuni bo Ndlovu Zid’ekhaya, oMntungwa. Ndu you’re appreciated and forever.”
Luzuko Nteleko Cause of Death
His sister, Nomsa Nteleko, confirmed the news. The cause of his death is yet to be announced. He had been battling cancer for at least two years now. He is said to have beaten it at some stage and it returned.
However, Luzuko had been battling cancer in the last two years or so. He had a tough fight but remained positive throughout.
“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.
Luzuko’s passing hits hard hey.
He hit me up excited about his new role in Adze’s movie and so grateful at how the crew treated him on set as he was still recovering.
The way he spoke of his sister and how she was there for him made me tear up.
Oh bro pic.twitter.com/hsCW65dsRM
— Kgopolo ️ (@PhilMphela) June 21, 2021
Luzuko Nteleko Instagram
Luzuko Nteleko’s Instagram handle is @luzukonteleko.
What is Luzuko Nteleko Net worth?
Luzuko’s net value was approximately $850 thousand.
Luzuko Nteleko Wife – Luzuko Nteleko Girlfriend
His passing broke on social media on Monday night.
#RIPLuzukoNteleko is trending on Twitter with people sending their messages of condolences and support to his family and friends.
How do we even begin Ndlovu …Dear God #RIPLuzukoNteleko
— Nomsa Liv Nteleko ✨ (@NNteleko) June 22, 2021
— Collin Cele (@CollinCele2) June 22, 2021
This is Heartbreaking waking up to such sad news.
Strength to your Friends and Family ❤️❤️
— #KingBebe (@KingMntungwa) June 22, 2021
My heart is sore
Go well my friend, oRayRay, maZatZat☀️ even the Sun doesn’t shine as it used to.
— (@Social_Angel) June 22, 2021
— Bhuti. t (@Bhuti_T_) June 22, 2021
— Thembisa Liyema Nxumalo (@tembisa) June 21, 2021