David Butler, a veteran South African actor, has reportedly passed on at the age of 61.
David was said to battling with cancer and he sadly gave up to it on Thursday, 27th May, 2021.
He was reportedly diagnosed with cancer in December 2020. As a result of assisting with his medical expenses, a Facebook page called ‘BackABuddy’ was created.
The same Facebook page announced his death saying he passed away peacefully on Thursday morning.
“Our beloved father, son, brother, grandfather and friend, David passed away peacefully this morning at around 10.30am. He was surrounded by family in a room filled with love. Although he had been ill, it is still, as is always the case, a huge shock. Nothing prepares one. We take comfort that David is reunited with his beautiful son,” Thus, according to the statement.
During his fight against the disease, David was set to begin a new drug trial. This was also announced by the page in May 6, in a separate post.
“Two week’s ago David’s oxygen levels were low, he had an infection, and he was admitted to hospital. He is now back home and receiving excellent care.
We are hoping that he will start a new drug trial on Monday, but, as we have learned, nothing is a given … except of course that we love him, that David’s bravery and courage inspires us all, and we are, as always, grateful that he has so many people who care about him,” the statement read.
A legend in the South African movie industry is gone, our condolences to the Butler family.