Afrikaans actor commits suicide

2012-03-10 22:18
Johannesburg - Afrikaans actor Andrew Thompson, who was best known for his roles in Bakgat, Roepman and Mollie & Wors, has committed suicide.

Rapport tweeted on Saturday that the well-known actor had taken his own life on Friday.

A friend apparently found his body in his flat in Cresta, Randburg.

He played the role of Theunis in Molly & Wors, and was also known for his roles in numerous television series, including Generations, 7de Laan, Binnelanders and Hartland.

He also acted in theatre productions and appeared in television commercials.

Tributes poured in for Thompson on Twitter.


  • johncarlos.biza - 2012-03-10 22:41

    Condolences. Why not a picture of him, News24?

  • Mari Theologo - 2012-03-10 23:35

    So sad!!!

  • Dawie Goosen - 2012-03-11 00:06

    It's so, so sad. I found your humor unique...may you rest in peace.

  • Anthony - 2012-03-11 00:40

    ..Mollie & Wors gaan nooit weer dieselfde wees nie..vaatjie gaan jou mis

  • Lavida Koekemoer - 2012-03-11 01:24

    May d good Lord be u ....R.I.P

  • Angie Marriott-Farr - 2012-03-11 07:07

    R.I.P - your acting and writing was so humorous and enjoyable, a total opposite to your untimely death.

  • Lwando Zondwa-Ziintshaba Poni - 2012-03-11 08:31

    Oh man, I dont know of him but its so terrible to lose people to suicide. You just wish you to wake them up

  • Tebogo Ngulube - 2012-03-11 09:08

    wht a loss to all South African's. May his soul rest in peace.

      Peter - 2012-03-12 15:05

      Take a chill-pill Ashuvha

  • phillip.havenga - 2012-03-11 09:37

    So sad, Mollie & Wors won't be the same without him.

  • Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-03-11 12:07

    WoW Suicide, I live in Korea a country with the highest rate of suicide cases n it's sad. I hope such does not become a norm in our country......

      Tawanda Gore - 2012-03-11 20:47

      Already rate iz going high,taking him az one of them.tough luck.

  • Wayne - 2012-03-11 14:12

    It's quite amazing to see where all the heartless and crap comments are coming from. What is the common denominator? To you people I say grow up, and grow a brain while you're at it.

  • dirkvwyk - 2012-03-11 15:34

    So sad! I enjoyed his acting. Thinking of the family and friends left behind

  • MahomedC - 2012-03-11 17:41

    Very Sad news, he was very talented, we had the privilege to work him on the Ek Joke Net movie Here is clip from that movie RIP

  • Nurse - 2012-03-11 19:26

    WHO? How about a picture? And is him being Afrikaans his most definiting characteristic?

  • Deidre Ruiters - 2012-03-11 20:12

    rest in peace gonna miss u..........eish.......

  • verna.vwyk - 2012-03-12 08:26

    This is so sad! I actualy cried when I learnt about his death! Great loss.

  • Cynthia - 2012-03-12 09:06

    One wonders why News24 allows Mbuywisa Mrasi's sh*t comment to be published? I almost feel sorry for you. You probably don't have many friends. My sympathy to the family and all who enjoyed his performances on TV and the stage.

      srferraris3 - 2012-03-12 15:27

      Couldnt have said it better myself...

  • Yolandie - 2012-03-12 09:06

    This is so sad, Andrew you will be surely missed.

  • Raeez - 2012-03-12 09:52

    Loss of a brilliant actor! Condolences to the family :(

  • Joulene - 2012-03-12 10:14

    All my Condolences to his family,He will be missed by the people that loved him for his humorous and enjoyable passionate spirit and his increditably mind of putting so much laughter into so many hearts. RIP BEAUTIFUL AMAZING ANDREW..... I don't think you wouldnt of left without saying goodbye:( something sounds very fishy### much love to family and friends god will help you xoxoxo Love Jo

  • erica.jinxie - 2012-03-12 10:16

    Mbuyiswa Mrasi, the fact that you do not have the knowledge to uncaps your comment says a lot, much more than you think. So much for trying to look educated... After all you are just another uneducated idiot. ;)

  • erica.jinxie - 2012-03-12 10:20

    Condolences to Andrew's family, he was one of the few artists in S.A. that could still make one laugh! I ?do not wonder why he did this,I try to remember those unforgettable moments in which he made me ?cry with laughter!?

  • owamin1 - 2012-03-12 11:11

    What is th significance of pointing out the Afrikaans bit?

  • shag.spear - 2012-03-12 13:13

    whos that?

      Elrico - 2012-03-30 16:41

      never mind if u dnt knw him,jst knw he was one of the best...

  • Maria - 2012-03-12 13:15

    Condolences, So said sometimes its the only way out

      Roann - 2012-03-13 14:05

      it is NEVER the only way out!!

  • Deon - 2012-03-12 14:52

    So sad to see him gone.

  • des.rentel - 2012-03-12 16:24

    How sad....I loved him in Molly & Wors and thought he was actually one of the funniest actors in the show....Condolences to the family ...

  • Piet - 2012-03-12 18:45

    Innige simpatie, het niemand gesien die man het ñ probleem nie.

      meredith.r.pollock - 2012-03-12 21:45

      Piet, some people that suffer from severe depression can become very good at hiding what is on the inside for the simple reason some people just don't get it & either criticize the person or constantly just brush them off by telling them to "snap out of it". Its a complex disease that unfortunately isn't "serious enough" to be recognized as it should be.. My guess is he was a "master" at hiding it, but worse is he didn't leave a note or anything for his family & friends which will leave them without any real closure.. Very sad indeed.. :-(

  • Tanya Viljoen - 2012-03-13 02:05

    For those of you who complain about the \Afrikaans\ part, they had to mention it because that is the medium of language in all the films and shows he starred it.. Get it??

  • ernest.gouws - 2012-03-13 21:04

    May the WORS be with you.

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