Veteran actor, David Butler, has tragically passed away following a short battle with cancer. Butler was only 61 years old at the time of his death.
He enjoyed a successful career in South African TV, and will fondly be remembered for the role of Bob in the CTM adverts. His family confirmed his passing in a statement.
“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 statement.
Butler completed his drama studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and made his first TV appearance in 1983. His first TV role was in the SABC drama, The Canterville Ghost. He has since appeared in commercials, TV shows, movies and even a stint on stage.
His last appearance in Reyka is yet to be aired on M-Net – it is a special crime drama because he worked alongside his youngest daughter Ruby-Rose.
The family has asked for privacy to grieve his death.