According to News sources in the Country, Tiki ‘Sompisi’ Nxumalo was reported dead on Monday morning. We verified the news with members of his family around 4pm yesterday and it was confirmed that the Ex – Generations actor was found dead in the early hours of Monday morning.
The family member contacted by our contributor, gave account of the asthmatic condition of Tiki Nxumalo and explained his inactive periods due to his cancelled contract on generations.
” He always seems happy and always smiles but behind close doors, generations was actually more to him than acting” says the family member.
His family members are yet to meet for the arrangements of the funeral as most are still in shock, but chances are he will be buried this weekend.
The 65-year-old actor started his TV career appearing in a KFC advert, but he is most known for his role in Generations. Nxumalo played the role of Sompisi, the shebeen owner, Ruby Dekobe’s pensioner father in Gerenations, on SABC 1. Generations are a South African soap opera which first premiered on SABC 1 in 1994. It was created and is produced by Mfundi Vundla and airs weekdays at 20h00 on SABC 1. However, he was not part of the new revamped ‘Generations’. Sadly Nxumalo passed away on 08 June 2015 in Durban. The actor was not married and had no children, but he leaves behind his siblings. Condolences pours in:
Heartfelt condolences to the family of working class entertainer and TV Actor, Baba Tiki Nxumalo…..HambaKahleBaBaNxumalo
— @COSATU Today (@_cosatu) June 9, 2015
RIP Tiki “Sompisi” Nxumalo; our condolences to his loved ones — Dept Arts & Culture (@ArtsKZN) June 8, 2015
He is also listed on Remembered tribute site