Busisiwe ‘Busi’ Lurayi – who starred in Netflix series How To Ruin Christmas – dies ‘suddenly’ at her South African home aged just 36
The South African actress passed away on Sunday at home, according to an Instagram post on Monday by her talent agency Eye Media Artists.
‘We are deeply saddened to notify you of the passing of our beloved Busisiwe Lurayi,’ read the statement on behalf of her family from the Johannesburg-based talent agency.
‘Busisiwe passed away suddenly and was pronounced dead at her residence on Sunday 10.07.2022 by medical personnel,’ the Instagram post said.
Netflix star: Busisiwe ‘Busi’ Lurayi, who starred inn the Netflix series How To Ruin Christmas (shown in a scene) has died at age 36
‘The reason for her death is still unknown as we await the results of the autopsy report,’ the statement added.
‘We humbly request that you allow us as the family to come to terms with this tragic news.
‘We thank you for the support that has been given so far and will provide further information as soon as it has been made available,’ the post concluded.
Eye Media Artists captioned the post: ‘Rest In peace @busi_lurayi’.
Online announcement: The South African actress died on Sunday at home, according to an Instagram post on Monday by her talent agency Eye Media Artists
Comedy series: The South African actress played the rebellious Tumi Sello on the Netflix series How To Ruin Christmas that premiered on the streaming service in 2020
The South African actress played the rebellious Tumi Sello on the Netflix series How To Ruin Christmas that premiered on the streaming service in 2020.
The three-episode comedy followed reluctant bridesmaid Tumi as she tries to make up for ruining her sister’s Christmas wedding.
A second season titled How To Ruin Christmas: The Funeral was released last December with four episodes.
The series was renewed last month for a third season titled How To Ruin Christmas: The Baby Shower.
Lurayi portrayed a cunning lawyer Winnie Molepo starting in 2008 in the South African legal drama series Sokhulu & Partners.
She also appeared in Sokhulu and Partners II.
Her other credits include the South African sitcom City Ses’la and its spinoff Ses’Top La, as well as the drama series Wild At Heart, and a 2006 episode of ER, according to her page on IMDb.
Last year, Lurayi won a Best Actress SAFTA (South African Film and Television Awards).
Leading lady: Lurayi is shown in a still from season one of How To Ruin Christmas on Netflix