Paul Eilers. (Photo: Cornel van Heerden/Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Veteran South African actor Paul Eilers has died, according to several online reports.
Film producer Piet de Jager confirmed the news of Paul's death to radio personality, Margot Luyt. "Piet de Jager just let know that Paul (Polla or Die Uil) Eilers died this afternoon (Friday). Heart attack," Margot wrote on Facebook.
Die Hoorn, a local community newspaper in Oudtshoorn where Paul and his wife Marina have lived since 1995, also confirmed the actor's death on their Facebook page, writing: "A giant of Oudtshoorn is no more. Die Hoorn earlier this evening (Friday) learned that Paul Eilers has died."