6 Of “The Gods Must Be Crazy” Actors That Have Died (Photos)

Acted forty two years ago, The Gods Must Be Crazy is a South African comedy film. Directed by Jamie Uys, the movie’s plot centers on a comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its strang aspects.

However, in this article, I will be sharing with you 6 of the actors that have passed away:


1. Ken Gampu

Ken Gampu was a South African actor. Beginning his first acting career with his starring role in Athol Fugard’s play, No Good Friday, Gampu’s breakout role was as President in the film, The Gods Must Be Crazy. He died nineteen years ago in Vosloorus, South Africa at the age of 74.

2. Paddy O’Byrne


Paddy O’Byrne was an Irish actor and radio broadcaster. One of a series of actors who played the science-fiction character, Mark Saxon, in the original radio drama, No Place to Hide, Paddy acted as the narrator in The Gods Must Be Crazy film.

He died nine years ago in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland at the age of 83.

3. Lena Farugia


Lena Elizabeth Farruggia was a South African actress, screenwriter, and producer. Famous for her portrayal of Dr. Ann Taylor in the movie, The Gods Must Be Crazy, she passed away in 2019 in South Africa at the age of 67.

4. Graham Armitage


Graham Armitage was a British actor. He played Reverend in The Gods Must Be Crazy movie.

Graham died twenty three years ago in Johannesburg, South Africa at the age of 62.

5. Brian O’Shaughnessy


Brian O’Shaughnessy was a film actor. Born in Hampshire, England, he was evacuated during the World War II to South Africa, where he later found fame as an actor. Known for his role of Mr. Thompson in The Gods Must Be Crazy movie, Brian died twenty one years ago in Cape Town, South Africa at the age of 70.

6. Nǃxau ǂToma


Nǃxau ǂToma was a Namibian actor and bush farmer. Regarded as one of the remarkably best actors in the history of the Namibian film industry, he attained worldwide recognition after his compellingly leading performance as Kalahari Bushman Xixo in The Gods Must Be Crazy movie.

He died nineteen years ago in Tsumkwe, Namibia at the age of 59.