David Genaro : Rhythm City actor Jamie Bartlett dead, 55

Corporate communications manager for eMedia, Bennum van Jaarsveld, confirmed to TimesLIVE Barlett had died.

“We’ve had confirmation from a close family member that Jamie has passed. We will have more information in the morning.”

Details around Bartlett’s death were not known at the time of publishing this article.

Bartlett was 55 years old.

Popularly known as ‘The Don’ for his role as David Genaro on soapie Rhythm City, the actor was lauded for his ability to evoke a sense of fear on viewers with his husky voice and deathly stare. He left the show in 2019, after more than a decade in the role, with his last appearance in February 2020.

He was also much-loved for his portrayal of the shady Mike O’Reilly on SABC3’s Isidingo;

He was also a judge on SA’s Got Talent, starred in several theatre productions, and hosted various actor workshops.

More recently he played the role of Piet in the eVOD original, Piet’s Sake. eVOD is eMedia’s streaming platform.

He was married, and later got divorced, to former Generations actress Camilla Waldman. The couple have a son together.

This is a developing story.

Source : TimesLive

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