Last updated on Jun 23rd, 2021 at 11:05 am
Ceagan Arendse did in the early hours of 14 February. Details around the talented actor’s death were initially unclear, but a statement released by the family confirmed he had taken his own life…
The 34 year old suffered from severe depression according to the statement, a battle in the end that he tragically did not win.
“Ceagan, unfortunately, lost his battle with depression and succumbed to the disease by suicide,” said the statement from his family.
When news of the Arendsvlei actor’s death emerged, a flood of tributes flowed in on social media. He was much loved.
My Brother-in-love, Ceagan Arendse, passed away this weekend. Thank you for all the condolences. My family are extremely grateful.pic.twitter.com/DivNbrYB7U
— Farah C. Fortune (@fcfortune) February 15, 2021
It is with great sadness that we hear about the passing of Paarl actor Ceagan Arendse.
— My name is Myles (@thevillageguy1) February 14, 2021
This week is starting off heavy mos. Ceagan Arendse (Ou Woelag van Arendsvlei) passed on this past Saturday. Condolences to his family and I hope his memory lives on through young people in Paarl who too, have their sights set on big aspirations.
— Kgomotshego (@ConfiMoseki) February 15, 2021
R.I.P Ceagan Arendse. pic.twitter.com/uWodye5cDF
— Tyrone Prins (@itsTyronePrins) February 14, 2021
In the statement, the family thanked everyone for the condolences and well wishes.
Arendse leaves behind his wife Ziggy Arendse, his children, his parents Desmore & Bertram and brother Bevan Arendse.
According to Channel 24, he gained popularity in the Afrikaans community when he became a regular on Kyknet’s various shows and soapies, his most recent role as Woelag in Arendsvlei.
The show’s producers are devastated, and released a statement on Twitter paying tribute to the actor.
Penguin Films and the Arendsvlei team are devastated to hear about Ceagan’s passing. It was always a pleasure working with him on various productions. He will be remembered as a kind, hardworking artist. Our hearts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. https://t.co/hH04AZ1upm
— Penguin Films (@Penguin_films) February 15, 2021
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