Casting director and agent, Moonyeenn Lee has handed away on the age of 76 as a result of Covid-19 issues.
Moonyeenn’s casting firm, Moonyeenn Lee Associates (MLA), confirmed the information of her dying through a press release it shared on Fb on Sunday, 19 July.
“The South African movie business has misplaced an icon and a formidable champion of the humanities. She shall be sorely missed by us all,” learn the assertion.
Nonetheless, Moonyeenn spent 47 years within the movie business.
She managed the casting of the Oscar-winning movie Tsotsi in addition to labored on the Oscar-nominated Mandela: Lengthy Stroll To Freedom, Blood Diamond and lots of others.
South African entertainers have taken to social media to specific unhappiness and to ship their condolences to Moonyeenn’s household and buddies.
Dr John Kani, who was just lately awarded an honorary doctorate by the distinguished Wits College, wrote: “My agent, my pal, my sister handed away final evening. RIP Moonyeenn Lee. I actually haven’t any phrases to specific grief. Thanks for all the things. Elder.”
Actress Terry Pheto stated: “My dearest Moon, your passing has left me completely devastated. Nothing on this planet might have ready me for this loss. Thanks for the love, knowledge and steerage; for being a mom determine and a pal for nearly 20 years. Could your soul relaxation in good peace.”