Ramolao Makhene, a South African actor and TV star, died on Sunday from liver cancer. His age was not released.
Makhene was a dramatic presence on the stage and in film. In 1984, he received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the play, “Master Harold and the Boys.” He made five movies, including the 1995 film, “Cry the Beloved Country,” starring James Earl Jones.
Makhene was best known, however, for his work on “Soul City,” the popular television drama that’s watched by 16 million South Africans.