South African actress Mary Twala has died at the age of 80.

Details surrounding Twala’s death are still unclear, but news of her passing was revealed by her son, Somizi Mhlongo, on social media on Saturday.

His post read: “Today’s my late father’s birthday and my mom decided to respond to his call to join him in heaven. The tree has fallen. I am shattered to the core, but I’d be very selfish if I don’t release her.”

Rest in peace.

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