Andile Gumbi

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Andile Gumbi
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Born Andile Gumbi
10 September 1983
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Died 25 October 2019 (aged 36)
Israel
Cause of death Cardiac Arrest
Alma mater Durban University of Technology
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004 - 2019
Known for The Lion King
IsiBaya

Andile Gumbi (1983 - 25 October 2019) was a South African television, stage and film actor. He played the character of adult Simba in the long running Disney stage play, The Lion King. Andile Gumbi gained further popularity for his portrayal of Zweli Ntshangase on the Mzansi Magic soap opera, IsiBaya alongside Jeffrey Sekele, Zinhle Mabena, Sibusisiwe Jili and Vusi Kunene. In 2015 he appeared on the CBC six part miniseries, The Book of Negroes.

Controversy

Andile Gumbi has been a subject of negative reports in the media ranging from accusations of assaulting his wife, to public altercations and alcohol abuse.

References

  1. TVSA, Andile Gumbi, 08 August 2019
  2. Sowetan LIVE, Andile Gumbi gets taste of own medicine after manhandling his ex, 08 August 2019
  3. Glamour, Man Candy Monday, 08 August 2019
  4. Broadway World, Andile Gumbi Biography, 08 August 2019
  5. Theatre, Andile Gumbi Biography, 08 August 2019
  6. Times LIVE, Isibaya actor Andile Gumbi allegedly assaulted his wife, 08 August 2019
  7. IMDb, Andile Gumbi, 08 August 2019
  8. IOL, Isibaya actor 'axed for boozing', 08 August 2019
  9. Mail & Guardian, Song and dance can’t save the show, 08 August 2019
  10. Channel24, Former Isibaya actor Andile Gumbi dies after suffering heart attack, 25 October 2019
  11. Times LIVE, Former Isibaya star Andile Gumbi has died, 25 October 2019
  12. Sowetan LIVE, Former Isibaya actor Andile Gumbi has died, 25 October 2019

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