Former Isibaya and Lion King actor Andile Gumbi is fighting for his life in ICU after suffering a heart attack in Israel last week

The actor is currently in Israel as part of a production called Daniel The Musical, in which he plays the lead role.

The production first released a statement late last week on its Facebook page, informing fans of Andile’s condition.

“The South African actor and cast member of Daniel The Musical, Andile Gumbi (36), currently playing at the Jerusalem Theatre in Jerusalem, fell ill suddenly on Tuesday and was taken to hospital.

“In the early morning he deteriorated and suffered a cardiac arrest, but the medical personnel at Shaare Zedek Medical Centre managed to successfully resuscitate him. His present condition is critical,” read part of the statement.

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The production issued a follow up statement, confirming that Andile was still in ICU and that his wife, Hlengiwe had flown to Israel to be by his side.

“We thank everyone for your support and for all the prayers for Andile. Andile’s wife will be with him later today and we hope that her presence will help him in his recovery.”

On behalf of Mrs Gumbi and family:It is with profound sadness we share the newsthat our beloved Andile passed away…

Posted by Daniel The Musical on Wednesday, 16 October 2019


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Posted by Daniel The Musical on Friday, 18 October 2019