Arendsvlei actor, Ceagan Arendse, reportedly committed suicide on Saturday over depression, his family confirmed the news.
The 34-year-old actor will be remembered for his acting skills on soapies such as Suidooster where he played the shady Frankie, in Project Dina as Theo and currently on Arendsvlei where he played Woelag.
His family released a statement upon his death, “It is with sad and heavy hearts we inform friends and fans that our beloved Ceagan Arendse passed away early hours of Sunday morning, 14th February 2021.
“Ceagan unfortunately lost his battle with depression and succumbed to the disease through suicide.
“He leaves behind his wife Ziggy Arendse, children, his parents Desmore & Bertram and Bevan Arendse, his brother.
“We wish to take this time to thank everyone for their condolences and although we are unable to respond to everyone at this time, we appreciate the well wishes.”
It is unclear on what real happened on him, but his family reveal that he battles depression which led him to commit suicide.
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said no foul play was suspected in Ceagan’s death: “We confirm that an inquest case was registered for investigation.”
Tarryn Josephs from Penguin Films said they are devastated by the news of Ceagan’s death: “Penguin Films and the Arendsvlei family are devastated to hear about Ceagan’s passing. It was always a pleasure working with him on various productions.
“He will be remembered as a kind, hard-working artist. Our hearts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.”
Tributes have poured to the late star since the death news circulated on outlets……. May God rest his soul in peace………////////