South African actors died in Myocardial infarction

Here are 4 famous actors from South Africa died in Myocardial infarction:

Bill Flynn

Bill Flynn (December 13, 1948 Cape Town-July 11, 2007 Johannesburg) a.k.a. William Frederick Flynn, William "Bill" Flynn or William Flynn was a South African actor and comedian.

He was best known for his work on the South African satirical television show, The NewsHounds, where he played a variety of characters and showcased his talent for impressions.

Flynn began his career in the 1970s as a stand-up comedian, performing at clubs and festivals throughout South Africa. He later transitioned to television, and his iconic characters on The NewsHounds, including the bumbling reporter Oom Kosie and the Soviet spy Alexi Ivanovich, made him a household name.

In addition to his work on The NewsHounds, Flynn was a prolific voice actor, lending his voice to numerous animated series and commercials. He was also a writer, director, and producer, and was involved in many theater productions in South Africa.

Flynn was known for his quick wit and sharp sense of humor, and he used his platform to comment on the political and social issues of his time. He was a beloved figure in South African entertainment, and his legacy continues to inspire comedians and performers today.

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Jamie Uys

Jamie Uys (May 30, 1921 Boksburg-January 29, 1996 Johannesburg) a.k.a. Jamie Hayes, Johannes Jacobus Uys or Jacobus Johannes Uys was a South African film director, film producer, actor, cinematographer, screenwriter and film editor.

Uys is best known for his work in the 1980s, where he directed and produced the acclaimed films, "The Gods Must Be Crazy" and "The Gods Must Be Crazy II". The films, which were a mix of comedy and adventure, were unique in their portrayal of the Bushmen, an indigenous tribe of Southern Africa. Uys' care and attention to detail in the casting of actors and the depiction of traditional African customs helped to make these films a worldwide success. In addition to his filmmaking career, Uys was also an accomplished musician and authored several books.

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John Matshikiza

John Matshikiza (November 26, 1954 Johannesburg-September 15, 2008 Melville, Gauteng) was a South African actor, theatre director, poet and journalist. He had two children, Lindi Matshikiza and Fubi Matshikiza.

Matshikiza was best known for his role as Cyprian Mphahlazi in the 1980 film "The Gods Must Be Crazy," which became a worldwide hit. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the film. Matshikiza was actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and was forced to go into exile in the UK in 1976, where he continued to work in the performing arts. He later returned to South Africa and continued his work in theater, film, and television. Matshikiza was a prolific writer and his poetry and essays were published in various newspapers and magazines in South Africa and internationally. He was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver posthumously by the South African government in recognition of his contribution to the arts and the struggle against apartheid.

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Basil Rathbone

Basil Rathbone (June 13, 1892 Johannesburg-July 21, 1967 New York City) also known as Philip St. John Basil Rathbone, Ratters, Sir Basil Rathbone or Philip St. John Basil Rathbone, MC was a South African actor, soldier and voice actor. His children are called John Rodion and Cynthia Rathbone.

Rathbone's acting career spanned over four decades and he is best remembered for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in a series of 14 Hollywood films in the 1930s and 1940s. He received two Academy Award nominations during his career, one for Best Supporting Actor in the 1937 film "Romeo and Juliet" and another for Best Actor in the 1939 film "If I Were King." Prior to his acting career, Rathbone served in the British Army during World War I and was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery in combat. In addition to his film work, Rathbone was also a prolific stage actor, appearing in numerous productions in London's West End and on Broadway. He also lent his distinctive voice to several animated films and radio shows.

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