Ike Konupi has died of gastric cancer last Wednesday. He died at the age of 53.
Ike was born in Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni district, Gauteng Province.
He first cut his teeth in the acting industry in 1999, thanks to the mini-series Vicious Circle, which was flighted on SABC2. He starred with the likes of Rhythm City’s Connie Chiume and Darlington Michaels in a movie, Chikin Biznis:
He also featured on Emzeni Wezesizwa. Michaels, the former Isidingo actor and The Road star, said: “Losing people like Ike is a drawback for the industr“He had a passion for his work and to lose someone like him is a blow. It has taken us time to build the industry to where it is now. May his family be comforted during their time of need.”
It is said Ike had planned to his acting academy to scout and nurture acting talent in Ekurhuleni.