South African actress Shoki Mokgapa has reportedly taken her own life. A statement released by her management reveals the actress committed suicide on Tuesday after a long battle with clinical depression.
“The South African film and television industry has suffered a loss in the passing of local actress Shoki Mokgapa.
“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”, the statement reads.
Mokgapa is renowned for her South African Film and Television Award-winning lead role in local Afrikaans film SINK. She has also acted in TV shows such as Ashes to Ashes, The Lab, Sokhulu & Partners and Intersexions. She also had a role in BBC drama Silent Witness.