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Skeem Saam actor Jannes Eiselen dies

Jannes Eiselen, who played crazy ex-husband Kerrin Edwards to Charity (Makgofe Moagi) on Skeem Sam has died.

The actor passed away last week following a six year battle with brain cancer. The talented actor and voice-artist passed away on Friday (September 23) two days after his birthday.

Eiselen was popularly known for his role as Dufresne in season 1 of pirate drama Black Sails and also starred in medical drama Hillside as Dr Bekker.

The 36-year-old was best known for his role as Dufresne in season 1 of pirate drama Black Sails.

Friend and fellow actor Emmanuel Castis posted a message on Twitter:

The Skeem Saam team shared the sad news on their Faceook page:

“Dear Skeem… It is with great sadness that we inform you of Jannes Eiselen’s passing. Jannes played Kerrin Edwards (Charity’s husband) for a couple of months on Skeem Saam. He was diagnosed with a brain tumour 6 years ago, but remained positive throughout; never giving up. He was always pleasant, polite and professional; always a pleasure to work with. Jannez passed away last week Friday after a long illness, two days after his 36th birthday. He will be missed by all of us here at Skeem Saam.”

Era Baloyi

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Era Baloyi is a Copywriter, Social Media Manager, Public Relations and Communications practitioner who is Co-Founder and CEO of Fame Africa TV. He's been with Fame Africa TV since 2014 and he's seen how the magazine grew. He focuses more on entertainment, music and movie reviews.

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