Suicide: Actor had seemed depressed

2012-03-11 22:21

Johannesburg - Film critic Leon van Nierop says well-known Afrikaans TV and film actor Andrew Thompson, who committed suicide on Friday, recently seemed to be depressed.

The 26-year-old actor's body was found in his flat in Cresta, Johannesburg, on Friday.  He had hanged himself.

Sunday newspaper Rapport said Thompson's girlfriend found his body when she came to visit.

Thompson appeared in Afrikaans films such as Bakgat, Roepman and Superhelde. He also acted in the TV-series Molly & Wors. He also made a name for himself in theatre and as a scriptwriter.

Van Nierop said he regarded Thompson as the greatest new talent in the Afrikaans film industry.

He was immensely talented and he had a bright future before him, he said.


  • Witchbladesa - 2012-03-12 07:23

    I believe that we should teach our children how to deal with depression from school times.

  • Lee-Anne - 2012-03-12 07:32

    Condolences to his family, i loved him to bits! he was a brilliant actor! ;-(

  • James - 2012-03-12 08:01

    A sad, sad loss of another artist who had a bright future. RIP young man - Condolences to family and friends - especially the cast of Molly & Wors the Afrikaans comedy series who will surely miss him much.

  • tania.swanepoel - 2012-03-12 08:09

    This really shocked me! Always enjoyed seeing him in everything he did. Rest In Peace.

  • tiaan.cornelissen - 2012-03-12 10:45


  • diane.bester1 - 2012-03-12 11:07

    Brilliant actor...Ons sal jou mis en hoop jy rus in vrede. Innige simpatie vir all sy familie en vriende.

  • zacowboy - 2012-03-12 11:14

    My heartfelt sympathies and condolences to his family.

  • Renee - 2012-03-12 14:06

    Baie sterkte aan sy familie en vriende.... Ek bid vir berusting vir julle. Mag die Here julle almal vrede gee in die tyd van baie vrae!

  • Evan - 2012-03-15 19:07

    Rus in vrede pella....

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