South African actress, Lindiwe Ndlovu has been reported dead.

The SAFTA award winner died this morning in her home and this was confirmed by her acting agency, Gaenor Artist Management.

It is with heavy hearts and unimaginable sadness that we bring you the news of Lindiwe Thembekani Ndlovu passing in her home this morning 11′ January.

The actress was a lead character in the South African produced film Little One.

She bagged a SAFTA award presented by the sauve American actor Samuel L. Jackson for best actress in a feature film.

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In the film, Ndlovu plays the character of Pauline, a woman who finds a six-year-old child brutally raped, beaten and left for dead at an open veld nearby.

Her character wrestles with this brutality and of course, we are taken through her journey of this tragedy.

According to her Family Writes:

Her bright, large burning light has gone out and we are devastated to bring you this sad news. To us Lindiwe was family but to many, she was so much more.

An unsung incredible actress who will leave a huge space in the creative world of acting. Her incredible passion, deep respect for her craft and an unrivalled commitment to her career evident in every project she took on.

Her career has been long and full of industry accolades and performances. By far her greatest achievement was receiving her SAFTA Award, which was presented to her by the incredible American actor Samuel L Jackson, which she received for Best Actress in a Feature film.

Lindiwe’s love for the stage is reflected in the many productions she gave her heart and soul to. A large number of them being performed at the Market Theatre, to which she had strong ties with her entire career, even spending her younger days completing two years of studies there.
From a TV and film production aspect, there are too many of her roles to mention, each of them giving herself into the character and process heart and soul.

What we will remember most is her love and unwavering dedication to her friends and family. She had a larger than life presence that was undeniably infectious to those who loved her.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends of which she had many. Lindiwe was part of the fabric of Gaenor Artiste Management and things will just not be the same without her.