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Tuesday, September 8, 2015


(Garth Anderson receives the Judges Special Award from Caroline Smart at The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards in November 2007)

The KwaZulu-Natal performing arts industry is saddened at the death of Durban-based actor, director, producer and scriptwriter, Garth Anderson.

A long-time sufferer of diabetes, he was recently admitted to hospital to have fluid drained from his lungs but died of a massive heart attack yesterday (August 31). He leaves his father, Keith Anderson, brother Russell and sisters Cindy and Pam and their families.

“Garth and I go back almost 45 years from the time I moved to Durban to take up acting as a profession,” says artSMart Editor, Caroline Smart. “We appeared in numerous shows together – both on stage and radio.

“In 2007, Garth received the Judges Special Award for Lifetime Achievement for his considerable contribution to the performing arts in Durban. Many young artistes who have made their name in theatre today owe their skills to Garth’s training and guidance. There are some beautiful tributes from all over the world on my Facebook page. Rest in peace, Garth, at last you are free from pain and immobility - may your spirit fly free.”

Further tributes and information on a memorial get-together to follow.