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As the entertainment realm grapples with the loss of the esteemed actor Chris April, fondly known as ‘Bra Spokes,’ recent revelations shed light on the circumstances surrounding his untimely passing.

Cause of Passing Unveiled

The demise of Chris April, a veteran in the acting fraternity, has left a profound void. He departed on March 31, 2024, at the age of 84.

Confirmation and Commemoration

In early April, Tia Anan, Chris April’s daughter, utilized social media to announce her father’s transition and commemorate his illustrious legacy. In a heartfelt tribute, she celebrated him as not only a paternal figure but also an inspiration to many. A memorial service, slated for April 10th at the eZolani Centre, served as a platform for loved ones and admirers to pay their respects.

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Insights into the Tragedy

The circumstances surrounding Chris April’s demise remained veiled until recently. Entertainment pundit Phil Mphela has now divulged pertinent details, indicating that April fell victim to a fatal robbery at his residence in Nyanga, Cape Flats, in February.

Reports suggest that intruders infiltrated April’s abode under the cover of night, catching him unaware. Despite recognizing one of the assailants, April found himself at the mercy of their aggression. Subsequently, he endured grievous injuries during the ordeal.

Initially hospitalized at Groote Schuur Hospital on February 6th, April’s condition deteriorated, leading to his eventual demise at Mitchell’s Plain District Hospital on March 31st.

Legacy Remembered

Chris ‘Bra Spokes’ April etched his name in the annals of cinematic history with his unforgettable portrayal of a sangoma in Leon Schuster’s acclaimed film “Mama Jack” in 2005. While this role remains iconic, April’s versatility transcended this singular performance, as evidenced by his diverse repertoire. From “Mia And The White Lion” to “Blended” (2014) and “Zulu” (2013), his talent illuminated screens and hearts alike.

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