Patrick is best known for the roles in Soul City, Generations and Zero Tolerance.
He was nominated for a 2014 Safta in the category Best Supporting Actor for his role in Skeem Saam, and again in 2018 for his portrayal of Jacob Moloi in 7de Laan.
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Last week, Patrick came under fire for using inappropriate language in a video posted on social media, when he challenged rapper Cassper Nyovest to a boxing match.
On Tuesday, he released a public apology to the rapper and everyone affected by his remarks.
“We sincerely ask you to give the family time to process this painful loss. More details will be shared in due course. Thank you,” the statement stated.
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