Henry Cele
Date of birth: 30-01-1949
Date of death: 02-11-2007

This page is to remember Henry Cele, star of Shaka Zulu and an inspiration to millions

This page is to remember Henry Cele, star of Shaka Zulu and an inspiration to millions

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  • 11 months, 2 weeks
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    "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."-Psalm 116:15.He was an imposing and memorable actor. Mqy he rest in Peace.

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    2 weeks, 4 days

    Maryellenlookinggood Marshall:

    I so loved the movie of Shaka Zulu and I adored Henry Cele playing the King. Superb performance to me.

  • 1 year, 1 month
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    I remember watching the movie Shaka Zulu and being mesmerized by the deep dark eyes and persona of Henry Cele. He was a wonderful and talented actor. He has truly made us proud and I salute the genius in him. He will live on forever in our memories and hearts.

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  • 1 year, 1 month
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    I remember watching the movie Shaka Zulu and watching the actor Henry Cele. His dark eyes that seem to capture it's viewers and make you feel a connection with him. A wonderful talented actor. You have made us proud! Forever you will live on. I salute you great genius.

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  • 1 year, 4 months
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    I just finished watching shaka zulu for the thousandth time probably!I first watched it as a kid,nothing else good was on public television.I am so glad I did,that movie especially Mr.Henry Cele was epic.He truly turned into Shaka ,what a powerful force that man was.so I decided to look up Mr.Cele and I found this,sad to hear.I just wanted to say that I think Henry Cele was a spectacular actor and a very handsome and magnetic one.r.I.p. and blessings to his family.

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  • 1 year, 4 months
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    Mr. Cele was the kind of Man, Actor, Presence and Human Being that made you ask; WHO IS THAT? WHITE OR BLACK some people just grab your attention and Henry Cele was that powerful a force! What a loss.

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  • 1 year, 5 months
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    I still remember watching the series when it came on TV in the states , i had never heard of this great King until then. and Mr. Cele was born to play Shaka! I'm saddened to hear of his passing.

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  • 1 year, 6 months
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    I remember when the series aired on PBS in the early 80's, but wasn't able to see it as we lived in the country and couldn't pick up the signal. But, thanks to Netflix, I was finally able to see his fine performance as the African king and legend. I was so sorry to hear he has passed on. My sympathies to his family, and you should be so very proud of his legend!

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  • 1 year, 6 months
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    I watch the movie Shaka from time to time as I love the movie, I love Henry Cele in it. He makes Shaka come alive. He is missed dearly, R.I.P. Sir.

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    2 weeks, 4 days

    Maryellenlookinggood Marshall:

    MR. CELE PLAY THE ROLE SO INTENSE YOU BELEIVED THAT HE WAS SHAKA ZULU OR AT LEAST LIVED AMONG THEM AT THAT TIME (1787)

  • 1 year, 6 months
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    I am so glad to see a padre devoted to this man. I remember watching Chaka Zulu on tv when it originally aired in America in the 80's...not to long after I'd just studied Chaka Zulu as well as other great Kings & Queens of Africa in University. It was refreshing to see such strength & intelligence displayed in a tv role played by a Black (African) male at that time. He became my teen idol and I've been in love every since. Now I have my OWN African male who also exhibits such strength. My African love is Yoruba but manifest the same strength & intelligence that Mr cele modeled in that role for me as a youth. I thank both Mr Cele and my own father for that!!
    Mr Cele you & your talent are truly missed!!!
    I wish UE family a Happy New Year!

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  • 1 year, 6 months
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    The uncanny role you played as Chaka Zulu is unparalleled to any other actor. I saw this film as a teenager and have it on VHS. I am now recording it on my DVR, thanks to Centric, to share with my children when they become of age. I was sad to find after googling your name that you are no longer with us. I don't even remember CNN, FOX, or NBC covering this tragedy!

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    2 weeks, 4 days

    Maryellenlookinggood Marshall:

    ITS SPELLED SHAKA ZULU

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