Actress Shoki Mokgapa Dead by Suicide After Battle With Clinical Depression

South Africa has lost another iconic artist– Shoki Mokgapa.

According to Timeslive, the award-winning actress had battled clinical depression before she took her own life, and this was confirmed by her management.

“After a long struggle with clinical depression she took her life on Tuesday 25th of September at the age of 34. She was a brave woman who had been seeking help but the disease proved to be stronger than she was,” read part of the statement, adding, “Her family and friends appreciate all the love extended to them from her peers and fans.”

Shoki rose to fame following her exceptional performance as Rachel in the Afrikaans language film Sink. This role earned her a Safta award in 2017 for Best Actress in a Feature Film. She is the first non-Afrikaans speaking actress to win a Silwerskermfees for Best Actress for the same role.

She was 34.

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