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Monday, January 16, 2017

Veteran actress Marga van Rooy dead at 75 after battle with cancer.


The veteran TV, film and stage actress Marga van Rooy died on Sunday afternoon at 14:20 after a battle with cancer. The Afrikaans actress was 75.

While appearing in film and on stage, Marga van Rooy reached fame through South African television in multi-year roles the previous two decades on shows like Egoli on M-Net, Vetkoekpaleis on SABC2 and later Molly & Wors on kykNET (DStv 144).

Besides television she appeared in Afrikaans comedy films like Nommer Asseblief, Lipstiek Dipstiek, Panic Mechanic, Die Windpomp and recently 'n Paw-Paw Vir My Darling.

Marga van Rooy died after a battle with cancer the past two months after she underwent surgery in December 2016. In November 2016 she was still appeared on stage in the play Daa Gaat die Bruid.