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.


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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.




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