Veteran Actor Charles Bukeko ‘Papa Shirandula’ dies at 58
Veteran Actor Charles Bukeko famed for his role in the TV show Papa Shirandula has taken the final bow at the age of 58.
Confirming the news, the family said Bukeko – a firstborn in a family of four — died on Saturday morning at Karen Hospital after a short illness.
Bukeko was a multiple award-winning actor who scooped the Kalasha Award for ‘Best Actor in a TV Series’ in 2010.
He leaves behind a wife, Beatrice Ebbie Andega, and three children; Tony, Charlie and Wendy.
The entertainment industry players and fans have taken to social media to mourn the fallen star.
“Very Good friend of mine. My heart breaks. Rest and peace to your family. Fly My Friend. Hii 2020 inanimaliza nguvu.” wrote King Kaka
“Rest in peace Charles Bukeko alias Papa Shirandula. You were a self-made man who epitomised the joy and optimism of Kenyans. You made a huge contribution to the entertainment industry in Kenya. We will miss you. May God give peace, comfort and strength to your family and fans.” Said KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua
“A sad day indeed..Charles Bukeko has gone to be with the Lord..my condolences to his family and friends..Rest well Papa” Wrote Churchill show CEO Daniel Ndambuki