The production released an official statement on its Facebook page, confirming Gumbi’s hospitalisation after he fell ill last Tuesday, according to a TimesLive report.
According to the production statement, cited in IOL, the 36-year-old feel ill on the morning of Tuesday, 15 October. “The South African actor and cast member of Daniel The Musical, Andile Gumbi, 36, currently playing at the Jerusalem Theatre in Jerusalem, fell ill suddenly on Tuesday and was taken to hospital. In the early morning, he deteriorated and suffered a cardiac arrest, but the medical personnel at Shaare Zedek Medical Center managed to resuscitate him. His present condition is critical,” read part of the statement.
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They released a second statement, on Friday, 18 October, confirming that Gumbi was still in ICU, and that his wife Hlengiwe was arriving later that day to be by his side.
Mzansi Magic released an official statement today, offering their deepest condolences to his family and friends after the announcement of his death this afternoon. "As Mzansi Magic, we are saddened by the passing of our former Isibaya actor Andile Gumbi. Andile was a very talented with lots still to offer to the entertainment industry. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed says Philly Kubheka, HOD, PR and Publicity for Local Entertainment Channels." read the statement.