Actor Runaldo Leighton Hendricks, popular for his role in Getroud met Rugby, has passed away in a car accident on Saturday morning (30 April).
Runaldo Leighton Hendricks was well known for playing the role of Stryders rugby player Zappa Hendricks on kykNET’s (DStv 144) weekday soap Getroud met Rugby – since 2016. Channel 24 reports that Runaldo was killed in a car accident on Saturday morning (30 April).
“Getroud met Rugby can confirm that Runaldo Hendricks passed away in a car accident this morning. Further details have not yet been confirmed. For us at Getroud met Rugby, it’s very sad to hear about his passing, and our thoughts are with his family, friends and loved ones,” said Michelle Nortje, Overberg Productions publicist to Channel 24.
Adriaan Marais, who plays Buks Marais in the series posted a tribute to Runaldo.
“Ai Runaldo Leighton Hendricks, rest softly, my dear friend. It was an absolute honour to have known you and to have worked with you and to have called you a friend,” wrote Marais.
“You’ll be sorely missed. To you and your families, my prayers go out to you all. We are broken together with all of you. A lot of light and love to you all. Rest softly with our Heavenly Father, my friend,” Marais continued.
Tweeps also sent their condolences to Runaldo’s family.
Zappa van Getroud met Rugby sterf in 'n motorongeluk
Hoërskool De Willers het op Facebook geskryf: "Dit is met leedwese dat ons verneem van oud-Wilgie, Runaldo Leighton Hendricks se afsterwe."
Runaldo het sedert 2016 die rol van Zappa in die sepie, Getroud met Rugby vertolk. pic.twitter.com/PuOFhM7JtC
— AfriNuus (@AfriNuus) May 1, 2022
“#Getroud MetRrugby star Runaldo Leighton Hendricks ( Zappa) died in a car crash on Saturday. RIP🙏Condolences to all family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all,” tweeted @L0VI3mac.
#Getroud MetRrugby star Runaldo Leighton Hendricks ( Zappa) died in a car crash on Saturday. RIP🙏Condolences to all family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all 🙏
— Thelma Mac (@L0VI3mac) May 1, 2022