Jannes Eiselen has sadly died at the age of 36.

The talented actor and voice-artist passed away on Friday (September 23) two days after his birthday.
Jannes is best known for his role as Kerrin Edwards in SABC1 soapie drama Skeem Saam and also as ship’s quartermaster Dufresne in the first season of the Starz pirate drama Black Sails.

Skeem Saam confirmed the death posted a tribute on its Facebook account which reads as follows ”Dear Skeem… It is with great sadness that we inform you of Jannes Eiselen’s passing. Jannes played Kerrin Edwards (Charity’s husband) for a couple of months on Skeem Saam. He was diagnosed with a brain tumour 6 years ago, but remained positive throughout; never giving up.

He was always pleasant, polite and professional; always a pleasure to work with. Jannez passed away last week Friday after a long illness, two days after his 36th birthday. He will be missed by all of us here at Skeem Saam.”

Our thoughts go out to Jannes‘s family and friends during this difficult time.