Jamie Bartlett’s death left the nation shocked with many people choosing to celebrate his life and his immense talent. The actor who played the famous villain David Genaro, was 55 years old when he passed away.
News of his passing was reported by eNCA after a close family member confirmed it.
His girlfriend of two years, 29-year-old Rosa Onius shared a video of the two of them out and about at a Pretoria club. On Sunday, the couple went to Lifestyle Brooklyn Club where they also shared drinks with Idols SA judge Somizi Mhlongo.
Just before his death would be announced, the mother of four kids, shared the video of them partying and also shared pictures of herself. She thanked Jamie for making her night extra special, “About last night at 012_lifestyle_brooklyn. Champagne poppin. @realjamiebartlett Thank you for making my night extra special as always.”
Paying tribute to Jamie was Somizi who said Jamie was in high spirits and greeted everyone at the club, and that he made fun of him for doing that.
“And just like that. Last night would be the last night together literally. I even made fun of you for greeting each and every person @012_lifestyle_brooklyn. Including the kitchen staff. Your spirit knew…..farewell my Jamie.”
He then shared a picture of them together and they both looked extremely happy.
When their relationship was still fresh, Jamie gushed over her and called her his best friend He told You that they had met years before actually starting to date, “We haven’t been apart since the day we reconnected. I have a partner in crime, a best friend, and the best lover I’ve ever had.”
His very last post of them together is when they looks as though they were going out on a date. Rosa was wearing a red dress and red heels. Jamie wore a shirt, jeans, and black sneakers. He said this about Rosa, “Life is better with my everyday day crush by my side.”
When Jamie exited from Rhythm City, many were concerned over the relevancy of the soapie. That’s because Jamie left a huge hole in the fans hearts. Director Eric Mogale, paid tribute to him.
“He was a gentle giant, a teacher and obviously talent. He is abundantly talented. Shooting his exit was one of the greatest story lines I had to deal with in my entire career. It gave me a lot of anxiety and sleepless nights knowing that a great teacher is leaving our floor,” he said.
Tributes are continuously pouring in for the late actor.
Sello Maake KaNcube: “@sellomkn “It is true that we are all going to depart from this world but currently we are practically living on the edge! Embedded in you were tons and tons of gold in pure raw talent.”
Thapelo Mokoena: “I’m so sorry Jamie. My condolences to the Bartlett Family for the loss of this Giant. What an absolute Legend. Thank you for everything Bartlett. Starring along side you in #NothingForMahala really certified my feeling about my purpose as an Actor. I knew then that my journey was legit. You never stopped making me feel like I had arrived & had next in this game. I always appreciated that.”
Mmusi Maimane: “Waking up to the news that the nation has lost a legend. #RIPJamieBartlett you were a thespian through and through, a national treasure and South Africa will dearly miss you. My condolences to the family, the acting community and to all who had the honor of calling him friend.”