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Thursday, 20 July 2023 21:21

Binnelanders' star Bradley Olivier passes away aged 36.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Binnelanders actor Bradley Olivier (36), has died on Thursday after being placed on life support at the Life Flora Hospital in Johannesburg.

In a statement, the family said Olivier passed on "peacefully" at Life Flora Hospital on Thursday.

"Although Bradley's life ended before his time the time that he spent in our lives was memorable and filled with joy. Bradley lit up every room he entered with his smile, laugh and incredible personality," said the family.

The family extends their gratitude to the Life Flora Hospital and staff. Your compassionate attention and professional care shown to Bradley, the family, and friends during this time has been invaluable."

Olivier's death comes a day after the family's announcement that he had been placed on life support after being admitted on Monday evening.

The 36-year-old actor made his TV debut in 2007 on "Villa Rosa", he went on to star in various productions including in the popular Afrikaans kykNET soapie, "Binnelanders", Moja Love's, "Hope" and SABC2's "7de Laan" among others.

Binnelanders producer Elsje Stark commented: "The shock and sadness of Bradley's sudden passing is very difficult to process – he was still so young and such a beloved member of the 'Binnelanders' team.

"Interacting with Bradley on a professional and personal level was always an absolute pleasure. He portrayed the character of Danny Jantjes for almost 8 years with dedication and passion.

"We will miss him terribly and our hearts go out to his daughter and other loved ones."

Meanwhile, fans and industry colleagues have paid tribute to him on social media.

Olivier recently played the role of Danny Jantjies, a paramedic in the popular Afrikaans kykNET soapie, "Binnelanders"