Celeb Twitter Round-Up: Tweeps Mourns Death of Lebohang Mpyana
It’s another black day for South Africa’s entertainment industry: actress and comedienne Lebohang “Lettie” Mpyana has passed away at the age of 34.
Mpyana first shot to fame for her portrayal of the dramatic, vocally-talented and larger-than-life gossipmonger, Khelina, on the 2021 telenovela, “DiepCity”. The role earned her tons of recognition – including the Viewer’s Choice Best Actress award at the 2021 Royalty Soapie Awards – as well as loads of love from audiences.
News of her death was announced via Mpyana’s Facebook account on Thursday, 2 November: she had died following a bout with an undisclosed “short illness.” Memorial service and funeral service details are still to be confirmed.
Over on Twitter/X, peeps were in disbelief about Mpyana’s unexpected passing, with many leaving RIPs on the timelines:
Many tweeps shared their favourite moments featuring her “DiepCity” character, Khelina, from her melodic harmonies to her hilarious facial expressions:
May Lebohang Mpyana rest in peace and power – while her time on this planet was short, she certainly left an indelible mark on both the local entertainment scene and fans alike!
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