Tributes pour in for veteran actor, David Butler, who lost his battle with lung cancer on Thursday, May 27.
In a Facebook post, family and friends of Butler, who since his diagnosis in December, had been raising funds to assist with his medical costs, confirmed his death.
“Our beloved father, son, brother, grandfather and friend, David passed away peacefully this morning at around 10.30am.
“He was surrounded by family in a room filled with love.
“Although he had been ill, it is still, as is always the case, a huge shock.
“Nothing prepares one.
“We take comfort that David is reunited with his beautiful son,” read the Facebook statement.
‘Savingdavidbutler’ in partnership with a non-profit organisation Back-A-Buddy, announced in January Butler’s diagnosis, and urged his fans to assist in raising funds for his treatment.
In a video that was shared on social media, David Butler is heard explaining that the treatment is available, however it comes with a hefty price tag.
He further explained that he is reaching out to Mzansi in order to raise over 1,8 million for his treatment, which was going to give him a second chance to live and continue to do what he loves, acting.
The legend actor will be remembered for his appearance on popular TV series such as “Life is Wild”, “Wild at Heart” and others.