Painful moments continue to haunt the entertainment industry where, after losing sensational gospel music icon Grace Chinga in March and actor John Nyanga in May, another versatile artist Jacobs Mwase passed on yesterday.
Mwase, a stage play and movie actor, succumbed to a gout problem at Thyolo District Hospital.
His twin brother, Samson, said the deceased Mwase was diagnosed with the problem two months ago.
“For the period, his health was deteriorating. It was two weeks ago that we took him to Thyolo Hospital for treatment, but he could not live on. He died around 7am,” he said.
Mwase rose to fame with his stage play character of Zacharia.
Born 50 years ago, Mwase has featured in several stage plays and movies, but his distinction comes in Tinkanena and Moyo which became household titles.
In April, Mwase said he had set December to finish selling Part One, Two and Three of Tinkanena and Moyo series to meet demand.
He said while doing that, he would be producing Chinsisi a series which would take his fans into 2017.
He said Chinsisi draws sinners closer to God and arrests the culture of secrecy.
Born in a family of 10, Mwase is survived by a wife and four children—three girls and a son.
He comes from Mwase Village in Likoma, but Samson said he will be buried in Blantyre on a day to be announced.