The family of Citizen TV renowned actor Papa Shirandula has confirmed to the media that the rumours surrounding his unfortunate demise are true.
In a post by The Nation, the late died in Nairobi but details surrounding his death have not yet been given.
TV STAR Charles Bukeko, popularly known as Papa Shirandula dies in Nairobi, family confirms. pic.twitter.com/9NFcCaHTdR
— NationBreakingNews (@NationBreaking) July 18, 2020
Shirandula’s family confirmed the news and disclosed that he died at the Karen Hospital where he was receiving treatment since Monday, July 13.
“They have not given us the details. We are waiting for the hospital’s report but he was just unwell,” Alice Atamba, Bukeko’s sister-in-law told Kenyans.co.ke.
The 58 year-old is survived by his wife Beatrice Ebbie Andega, and three children; Tony, Charlie and Wendy.
Born in humble family background in Buhalarire, Kakamega, Papa Shirandula, whose real name is Charles Bukeko, has experienced ups and downs ro rise to stardom.
The actor, in various interviews, has narrated how he struggled to the top to an extend of landing lucrative endorsement deals with big brands among then Coca Cola, GoTV as well as Vodafone.
Before his death, Papa Shirandula has been acting on a comedy tv programme bearing similar name on Citizen TV.
This is a developing story and we shall keep you updated.