Jamie Bartlett dies

Actor Jamie Bartlett passes away aged 55

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British-born South African actor Jamie Bartlett has passed away. He was 55. Jamie Bartlett was best known for his roles as villain David Genaro in the e.tv soapie Rhythm City and Mike O’Reilly in the SABC3 soapie Isidingo, among others.

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The award-winning actor was also a judge on the reality competition show SA’s Got Talent.

Jamie Bartlett was born to a South African mother and a British father in Maidenhead, England, in 1966. Bartlett studied speech and drama at the University of Cape Town.

Bartlett’s movie career began with US films, 1987 action sequel film American Ninja 2 and subsequently the 1993 American Ninja 5 where he acted alongside Michael Dudikoff and Steve James before making numerous appearances in both international and local films.

Tributes continue to pour on social media

“RIP: Jamie Bartlett, Prolific stage and screen actor, best known for his role as David Genaro on the etv soapie Rhythm City, has died at 55.” – Phil Tweeted

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