Actor Henry Cele, famous for his role as Shaka Zulu, died in Durban's St Augustine's Hospital on Nov 2.
The 58-year old actor passed away in the intensive care unit of the hospital, after being admitted more than a week ago with a chest infection.
Cele first became famous as a professional goalkeeper. Known as Henry "Black Cat" Cele, he played for several professional soccer clubs before landing a role in the television series "Shaka Zulu". The series was so popular it was made into a film and Cele became a household name.
He also starred in films such as the 1993 film Point of Impact and the 1990 film The Last Samurai.
Cele's funeral will be held next week in Durban. His wife, Jenny Hollander, was at his bedside when he passed away.