Actress Shoki Mokgapa took her own life after “a long struggle with clinical depression and anxiety”. According to MLA, the agency who represented the award-winning actress.
“Her family and friends are currently together, going through the process of mourning and burial. They celebrate their daughter and appreciate all the love that her fans and peers have extended to them.”
A memorial service is planned for Tuesday 2 October 2018.
The young actress graduated from the AFDA film school with a bachelor’s degree in live performance, and made her South African TV debut in the SABC3 series The Lab.
She went on to appear in Ashes to Ashes on e.tv, Intersexions, Swartwater, Those Who Can’t on SABC2 and the British BBC series, Silent Witness.
The Safta award-winning actress was most recently seen in the American drama series The Looming Tower on Amazon Prime Video.