Tributes proceed to pour in for actress Elize Cawood, who died on Saturday on the age of 68 from lung most cancers.
Fellow actors and followers shared their reminiscences of the award-winning actress on social media.
Trade icon veteran John Kani known as her one of many nation’s biggest stage and movie actors.
Cawood’s wealthy profession, which started in 1974, noticed her characteristic on stage and on the small and massive display screen.
In 2018, she was one of many laureates to have a rose named after her at Ludwig’s Rose Farm. The pearl-white blooms recognise the actress’s contribution to theatre, movie and TV.
Western Cape Cultural Affairs and Sport MEC Anroux Marais mentioned: “Elize Cawood was deeply embedded within the hearts and souls of South African audiences. She endeared herself to viewers together with her function as a girl taken on an sudden journey within the 1991 film, Taxi 2 Soweto.”
“She took on quite a lot of roles and introduced phrases to life for a lot of audiences. She might be significantly missed as certainly one of our nation’s most vital voices within the arts and tradition sector.”
Cawood was recognized with most cancers in 2006 and in September final 12 months was recognized with lung most cancers.
Her daughter Jenna Dunster confirmed the actress’s passing on social media on Saturday.
“She was in no ache and each me and my father have been there together with her. Our worlds won’t ever be the identical with out her, however we rejoice the beautiful human being that she was. Thanks to everybody for you’re keen on and assist, we really respect it, however would really like some privateness throughout this time.”
Theatre lecturer Greg Homann known as Cawood an enormous. “One other unhappy day for South Africa’s stage and display screen neighborhood. To have misplaced Elize Cawood and Mary Twala in such brief succession. Giants have fallen, however they won’t be forgotten.”
The SA Guild of Actors wrote in Twitter: “It’s with nice unhappiness that @SAGActors gives a farewell tribute in honour of #ElizeCawood Elize will dwell on in our hearts and reminiscences. Our deepest sympathies to her household and mates for his or her loss.”
Thembisa Nxumalo (nee Mdoda) lauded Cawood as a nationwide treasure. “The epitome of an all-rounder. Artist to the core. I’m so glad the world allowed her to remain that means, and nonetheless work #RIPElizeCawood.”
Cawood starred in productions comparable to Taxi 2 Soweto, Crimson Mud, Mad Buddies, Villa Rosa, Liefling, Dis Ek Anna, Isidingo, Binnelanders and Villa Rosa. She was most not too long ago nominated for a Safta for her function in Skemerson.
This weekend additionally noticed the dying of South African casting agent Moonyeenn Lee. A press release posted on her associates web page revealed that she succumbed to problems brought on by the coronavirus.
Lee’s formidable repute speaks for itself, with 47 years within the movie business. Her firm Khulisa Productions made a few of the most iconic native movies, together with Promised Land.
“Moonyeenn’s ardour for South African tales and native expertise was well-known. Through the years, she would journey world wide introducing producers and administrators to South African actors. She would at all times do every part in her energy to persuade them to reasonably forged native actors over overseas actors. Her dedication finally paid off as many worldwide productions trusted her to forged regionally.”
Her casting firm, Moonyeenn Lee & Associates represented a few of the finest native expertise.
She managed the casting of movies comparable to The Bang Bang Membership, Shame, the Oscar-winning Tsotsi, Fanie Fourie’s Lobola, Oscar-nominated Mandela: Lengthy Stroll To Freedom, Resort Rwanda, Blood Diamond, Oscar-shortlisted Black Panther and Life, Above All, Golden Globe nominees Machine Gun Preacher and Mandela and De Klerk, Emmy-winning collection like Homeland, amongst many others.
Lee obtained the Lionel Ngakane Lifetime Achievement Award from the SA Movie and TV Awards in 2017.