Shoki Mokgapa, an award-winning South African actress, has died by suicide.
According to TimesLive, the actress’ management on Thursday afternoon confirmed that she took her own life after a lengthy battle with clinical depression.
“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,” read part of the statement.
The statement went on to add that those close to Shoki are grateful for the overwhelming love they’ve received since her death.
“Her family and friends appreciate all the love extended to them from her peers and fans.”