Cape Town - Veteran local actor, Joe Mafela, died on Saturday night.
His nephew, Anthony Mafela, tweeted the news on Sunday morning.
Since then tributes have poured in on social media from fans, who loved the popular performer.
Here are posts from government ministers, celebrities and fans remembering Joe Mafela:
Rest In perfect Peace, Ntate Mafela. Forever a Legend. ???????????????????????? #RIPJoeMafela— Boity Thulo (@Boity) March 19, 2017
My heart is shattered at the passing of uBab' Joe Mafela ??I'm broken I can't even type ??#RIPJoeMafela— Minenhle Dlamini (@MinnieDlamini) March 19, 2017
ubab' Joe Mafela's career grew in leaps and bounds when he starred as "Sdumo" in popular TV sitcom "Sgudi Snaysi" (it's good, it's nice). pic.twitter.com/NH2XIKV9wf— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) March 19, 2017
Most know him as uSdumo -recently we've seen him on Generations,Ntate Mafela gave his life into entertaining the nation. We thank the legend pic.twitter.com/Ty6ATg58xo— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) March 19, 2017
Many years ago I worked as a writer, A.D. and cameo performer on Fela's tv. Joe Mafela was amazing to work with. Sad news. #RIPJoeMafela— Rob Van Vuuren (@RobVanVuuren) March 19, 2017