7de Laan has officially distanced itself from Gregg Pettigrew, the soapie actor who shot and killed his young lover last week. But while the TV star may not have appeared on the Afrikaans soapie, the popular show has suffered many personal tragedies affecting its cast members.
Over the years, beloved characters have had real-life tragedies play out in public.
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FIVE ‘7DE LAAN’ STAR TRAGEDIES
Here are just five heartbreaking stories from over the years.
Randall de Jager – Aubrey
On 22 December 2001, Randall – who played Aubrey Rudolph on 7de Laan – was gunned down in a botched house break-in.
The 30-year-old star was house-sitting for a friend when he was shot in the face.
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Happiest Heavenly Birthday my dear friend. You are truly Missed!
Posted by RIP Randall De Jager on Monday, 3 April 2023
Waldemar Schultz – Jan-Hendrik
In 2013, the son of Waldemar – who played Jan-Hendrik Terreblanche on 7de Laan – fell to his death off a cliff at a popular whale-watching spot in Hermanus.
News24 reports that the soapie actor and his family were in the town to attend the Kalfiefees annual entertainment festival.
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