Skeem Saam announced the passing of Charles Maja, who played Big Boy on the popular TV Show, on Thursday afternoon via a Tweet.
You may be gone for now but you live forever in our memories and in our hearts.— Skeem Saam 8 (@SkeemSaam3) April 9, 2020
Thank you so much for who you were, we love you and we wish you a peaceful sleep.
RIP Charles BIG BOY Maja. Our family will never be the same again! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/TuOVYMNUF6
Maja, who hailed from Limpopo, was also a well-known radio drama voice actor on the SABC’s Thobela FM.
He joined Skeem Saam in 2016 as the abusive, alcoholic father of Leshole Mabitsela, played by Thabo Mkhabela.
Fellow Skeem Saam actors and fans have taken to social media to pay tribute to Ntate Maja.