Former ‘Rhythm City’ actor Jamie Bartlett passes away




Former Rhythm City actor Jamie Bartlett has passed on.

He died at the age of 55.

The passing of Bartlett was confirmed by a family member, who spoke to eNCA on Monday evening.

Details around Bartlett’s death were not known at the time of publishing this article.

Bartlett, 55, won over SA hearts in several roles on SA TV. He was the man everyone loved to hate as the shady Mike O’Reilly on SABC3’s Isidingo, and as villain David Genaro on hit e.tv soapie Rhythm City. He later left the show, after more than a decade in the role, with his last appearance in February 2020.

He was also a judge on SA’s Got Talent, starred in several theatre and TV productions, and hosted various actor workshops.

More recently he played the role of Piet in the eVOD original, Piet’s Sake. eVOD is eMedia’s streaming platform.

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