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Saturday, February 13, 2016


(Wayne Scott)

The entertainment industry is saddened by the passing of Wayne Scott at the age of 48. He died on February 11 at the Capital Haematology Hospital in Durban.

Scott was events manager of uShaka Marine World in Durban where he started popular supper theatre shows on the Upper Deck of uShaka’s Phantom Ship which ran for a number of years.

A former dancer, singer and actor he appeared in many of the Extravaganza shows hosted by Sun City and the Wild Coast Sun. He also worked as a continuity announcer on SABC3.

Hundreds of postings on Facebook give a small indication of how much friends and colleagues respected him, indicating their admiration for his stoicism and humour in his battle against a rare mutation of chronic myeloid leukemia since 2010.

Actor and director Peter Court writes: “RIP Wayne Scott, I am richer for having known you; your laugh, that very, very wicked laugh will be with me always. Your zest for life, your crazy humour and your camp sensibility will always inspire. "Goodnight, sweet prince, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest".”

Scott’s husband, Andre B Scott, initiated a fundraising campaign last year to help pay for medication to prepare him for a potential bone marrow stem cell transplant. R195,000 was raised and the medication was acquired and administered in October. However, while it helped initially, it recently became apparent that a transplant would not be effective.

A memorial service for Wayne Scott will be held on February 18 at 11h00 at the Grace Family Church, Umgeni Park, Durban North.

Andre B Scott mentions: “If you would like to bring flowers, it was Wayne's wish to have white roses.”