Sompisi was reportedly found lying on the floor just outside his house in Lamont, south of Durban.
According to Daily Sun, Nelisiwe Nxumalo, Sompisi’s relative, ‘the famous mkhulu’ is suspected to have died while trying to reach for his asthma medication.
The 65-year-old became a household name after appearing in a KFC advert, and after he got a role in Generations where he played the mentally ill character of Sompisi.
The way he used to play the guitar ag shemm. RIP Tiki aka #Sompisi
— BlackJesus BulaButu (@Lesolo_Benz) June 8, 2015
Former generations actor #Sompisi died.May his soul rest in peace.
— Crying4Democracy (@ChihutachasheZw) June 8, 2015