It is with great sadness to learn that the popular Skeem Saam actor Charles Maja, famously known by his professional name Big Boy has passed away. It is said that the actor has died in the early hours today after a prolonged illness. And news have already started speculating all over social media.
Charles Maja aged 54 was one of the few favorite characters on the SABC drama Skeem Skaam. He brought good talent to our TV screens. His character ‘Big Boy Mabitsela” was one that most viewers were able to relate to. And he will always be missed for that.
His family confirmed the news in an official statement that was made available to other publications in the country. However, the cause of his death remains unknown to the public. Also one of his colleagues, Cornet Mamabolo aka Thabo Maputla shared a heartwarming message on social media.
The actor posted the picture of Charles Maja and captioned it:
“When I got in the tv professional industry, I was welcomed by one of the actors like Ntate Maja. It’s sad to hear about his passing. RIP NTATE MAJA aka Big Boy,”
Charles On Skeem Saam
On the popular local Drama Skeem Saam Charles is known to be a real hustler. He is the father of Leshole (played by Thabo Mkhabela). From time to time viewers have witnessed how the father and son have disagreed upon many life choices. Big Boy always wanted his son Leshole to join him fixing cars, saying that it is a family business. But Leshole has always been more of a dreamer, wishing to get out of his situation.
We are sending our condolences to the Maja family. We hope that they stay strong during this tragic moment. Sotuh Africa has indeed lost a great talent. But his legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace Charles Maja.