South African actor and storyteller, James Alexander, has passed away at the age of 44.
Alexander had been battling cancer since January 2019 but chose to keep his diagnosis private.
He and his wife, Anel, returned to South Africa from Los Angeles, where they had been living and working in Hollywood for five years.
Alexander made a name for himself in the South African entertainment industry with his roles in productions such as the Afrikaans soap Binnelanders, where he played Dr Rico Maartens, and M-Net’s The Wild, where he played Tristan.
He also co-presented the M-Net reality competition show Project Fame in 2004.
Additionally, Alexander appeared in other South African productions such as Generations, Home Affairs, and various short films.
Over the past 15 years, Alexander had worked in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He also appeared in American series such as Black Sails, Madiba, Roots, and The Book of Negroes.
In M-Net’s Trackers, Alexander played the role of Lemmer.
Despite his cancer diagnosis, Alexander continued to work and keep his personal life private.
He acted alongside Hollywood A-listers such as Keanu Reeves, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Daniel Radcliffe, and won several awards for his work.
James Alexander will be remembered in the international and local TV and film industry as a strong South African representative.
His passing is a great loss to the entertainment industry and his fans.
James Alexander Children: Is James Alexander Having Children?
Since getting married to his wife, Anel the couple have not given birth to any child.