Popular South African thespian Busi Lurayi has tragically died at the age of 36, multiple sources online have confirmed.
The late star is best remembered for her iconic role as Tumi on the Netflix family comedy How to Ruin Christmas.
Eye Media Artists said Lurayi “passed away suddenly and was pronounced dead at her residence on Sunday by medical personnel. The reason for her death is still unknown as we await the results of the autopsy report.”
In 2020’s three-episode How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding, made in South Africa, Lurayi’s character ruins what should have been her sister’s (Beauty Sello, played by Thando Thabe) picture-perfect wedding, then tries to make things right.
Netflix sadly announced the loss to the industry in an official statement and said; “An incredible light has gone out in the South African entertainment industry.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of award-winning stage & screen actor Busi Lurayi. We will hold onto the laughs, the beauty & the moments of joy she brought us. #RIPBusiLurayi #HowToRuinChristmas.”