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Wednesday, November 11, 2015


(Clifton Brock)

A stalwart of the Durban Catholic Players’ Guild, actor Clifton Brock, died peacefully on October 28, 2015, after a short but brave battle against a rare form of leukemia.

The following information comes from Dawn Haynes, President of the Durban Catholic Players’ Guild:

“Clifton took part in ten productions of The Durban Passion Play. Originally playing the good thief in the 1973 production, he continued to play this role until 1987 when he took on the role of crowd leader which he played until 2015. His enthusiasm and dedication to the Durban Passion Play was a part of his life for more than 50 years.

Clifton was the President of the Catholic Players’ Guild for many years and thus was involved in the annual Way of the Cross on Greyville racecourse as well as the Carols by Candlelight held annually. His strong belief in the power of drama as a means of evangelisation was the driving force behind his many years of devoted service. He inspired his extended family to join the team of Passion Players and they have all given him their support and service over many years. His powerful voice, bright smile and boundless energy will always be missed by the members of the Durban Passion Play.

Clifton was also a member of the Catholic order of the Knights of Da Gama and as such was involved in charitable works throughout Durban.

He will be greatly missed.  Our sincere condolences go to his family members.”

Clifton Brock leaves his wife Hendrika, sisters Melanie and Janine and his father Des.