News of Mary Makgatho's death broke on Monday morning after Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa took to Twitter to convey his condolences to her family following her passing, early this morning.
I'd like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of veteran Actress and my dear friend Mary Makgatho, who has sadly passed on. pic.twitter.com/dHkzmVz4AL— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) August 7, 2017
According to reports, Makgatho fell a few weeks ago and has been in hospital since 10 July. News which her casting manager, Carlynn de Waal-Smit, confirmed to Times Live. "It's true I just got off the phone with her sister Rose, who confirmed that she passed away. Mary was admitted into high care on 10 July after injuring herself after she fell," said de Waal-Smit.
She is known for her roles in productions such as Yizo Yizo‚ Generations and Rhythm City.
Since news of Mary's passing, tributes from famous friends have been pouring in on social media
Lately, days have become a triggering reminder that we truly do take the gift of life for granted💔 #RIPMaryMakgatho 💫— Candice Modiselle (@CandieModiselle) August 7, 2017
Rest In Peace Mary Makgatho....Condolences to her family💔 https://t.co/TkAf7Bqaow— Renate Stuurman (@renatestuurman) August 7, 2017
My spirit is fighting a lot today. It's hard to stand up straight. So much that's breaking the spirit. Mary Makgatho rest in peace sisi🙏💔— Portia Gumede (@portiagumedesa) August 7, 2017
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