Former Yo-Tv presenter Akhumzi Jezile, actor Thobani Mselani and former Joyous Celebrations singer Siyasanga Kobese were among five people who died in a car accident on the N6 near Queenstown in the Eastern Cape.
The news of the South African actor and television presenter has shocked South Africa.
Jezile was known for entertaining young children on the well-known kids show Yo-TV.
The names of the other victims of the crash and more details surrounding the incident are yet to be confirmed.
Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa paid tribute to him on twitter.