Former Rhythm City Star Jamie Bartlett Dies At 55

Written By Mary Mumbua 📝

Jamie Bartlett, a popular actor best known for portraying David Genaro in e.tv’s canned soap opera Rhythm City, has died at the age of 55.

The family of the award-winning actor Jamie Bartlett informed eNCA that he passed away on Monday evening 23 May.

Bartlett will be remembered for his villainous role as David Genaro in Rhythm City and for playing Mike O’Reilly in SABC3’s canned soapie Isidingo.


His first major role was in the American Ninja 2 film, and he has since appeared in a number of international and domestic films.

He also starred in Black Tax season two as Richard Sterling and played the role of D-Mag in Family Secrets season two and Jozi-H season one.

He scored three South African Film & Television Awards for the role of David Genaro and played the role for over a decade before exiting the soapie in 2019.

It is unclear at this stage how the father of one passed away, his family is expected to share more details soon.

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