Kenyans have in the past few years lost very talented actors, actresses and media personalities due to different causes of death.
Steve Job once said,
‘No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share.
No one has ever escaped it.
And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent.
It clears out the old to make way for the new.’
Though death is the ultimate destination for us all here are people we miss every day for the joy they brought to our lives via their brilliance on our screens.
On the morning of December 15, 2015, the nation woke up to the shocking news of Ahmed Darwesh’s death.
He was very youthful, only 38 years of age. He passed on quietly on his couch in his South B residence after succumbing to his long fight with diabetes.
Although he was not an actor he graced our screen reading the news with his impeccable Swahili diction. May he forever rest in peace.
Jamal who was famously remembered for his captivating roles on Vioja Mahakamani and TV show Junior. Jamal died in December 2018 after succumbing to stab injuries.
Kenyans got to learn about his death through one of acting mates, Meggielle, who jotted down a message on social media.
“My heart is so heavy I could barely believe it when I got the news of your passing on You were such a jovial man..
And moments with you at work creating a show together are everlasting Ulikuwa mtu wa watu…
And your acting skills were something else You were always the life on set to say the least My heart bleeds for you.. I will miss you Life is just too short Mungu akuweke mahali pema peponi.”
He was allegedly killed by a woman friend in Mlolongo, Machakos.
Actor Kone Nouhoum, who played ‘Reagan’ in Maisha Magic hit show ‘Selina’, died after he was involved in a horrific accident at Olkaria geothermal spa in Nakuru County on 29 September 2018.
He had sustained multiple spinal fractures during the accident and had been in and out of surgery since then.
Kone passed away at the Nairobi Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit after four months in February 2019 at the facility.
Nancy Nyambura alias Jastorina
Nancy Nyambura aka Jastorina Nyambura, died of menegitis hours after being crowned the Best Performing artiste in a TV Comedy at the Kalasha Awards.
She was loved by many for her witty character and we really miss her.
She passed away in 2014.
Actress Maende Shikuku, popularly known as Petronila on NTV series ‘Pray and Prey’ died on Friday, November 4th,2016.
Beth Mbaya popularly known as Wanade in Citizen TV programme, Ms Mbaya passed away on May 10, 2013.
She had battled cancer for a while.
Maureen lost her life after she had child delivery complications.
Wanza was popularly known as Sasha from the hit local show Sumu.