Veteran South African actor, Patrick Shai has reportedly died days after he went viral for for announcing his intention of beating rapper, Cassper Nyovest.
The family spokesperson of the late actor told Channel 24 that he passed away after committing suicide.
In a statement released on social media the family asked for their privacy, “It is with great sadness to announce the passing of veteran actor Ntate Patrick Shai. He passed away this morning (22nd January 2022).
“We sincerely ask you to give the family to process this painful loss. More details will be shared in due course” the statement concluded.
The actor noted that he wanted to beat down local rapper, Cassper Nyovest adding that he wants to beat him before he dies.
“Before I die I want to make sure that I’ve beat you so that on my tombstone they can write this is the man who beat Caster or Costa or whatever your sh*t name is … Come you son of a b*tch”
Cassper Nyovest came through with a reply for insulting his mother,
“Who the fuck is that old man and why is he calling my mom a bi**h? Why does my family have to be disrespected like this yo? Fu** this is too much now!!! Modimo nna ha ke sa kgona, ke kopa thuso. (God I can’t do this anymore, I need help.)”
“This is way too much man. I can’t take it. Why are people always disrespecting my family? I’m fucking trapped in this fame shit. I wish I could run up on all you devils and defend my family like any other man would. What is coming to all of yall will be ugly! GOD KNOWS!”
“If there’s one thing is regret about my fame is how my family has been disrespected by strangers. I try so hard to be about my own business but it’s always sh*t like this and I have to keep it moving to protect my brand cause brands will never understand. This is too much man”
Patrick Shai however came back to apologize saying he should have known better as an adult,“I should have known better as an adult. My apologies, I humbly, from the bottom of my heart, apologise for having used such strong language towards your mom. Even though the challenge would’ve been an ideal thing but now it has been soured by what I said.
“I apologise from the bottom of my heart, please forgive me and forgive me South Africans. I am regretting every bit of the last sentence. That I used, I’m sorry”