Thapelo Maropefela Biography – Thapelo Maropefela Wiki
Thapelo Maropefela was a South African actor and model. He was best known for his role as Karabo on the SABC1 drama series “The Kingdom”. He starred alongside Nambitha Mpumlwana, Rob van Vuuren, Karin van der Laag, Maurice Carpede and Anele Matoti in “The Kingdom”, which made its debut on SABC1 in 2021.
He also featured in the award-winning short film “Heaven Reaches Down to Earth”. Narrated and directed by Tebogo Malebogo, “Heaven Reaches Down to Earth” traces a transformative encounter between two friends, for whom a shared communion with the natural landscape catalyses sensual and spiritual awakenings. “Heaven Reaches Down to Earth” has enjoyed screenings at international film festivals, including the Hamptons International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Chicago International Film Festival.
Thapelo Maropefela Age
He died on 24 October 2021. He was 25 years old. He would have turned 26 on 25 October 2021.
Thapelo Maropefela Death
The Kingdom actor and model passed away on 24 October 2021, at the age of 25, his agency ICE Artistes and ICE Genetics confirmed. ICE Artistes and ICE Genetics said in a statement: “It is with shattered hearts that we share with you the tragic news of the untimely passing of our beloved @thapelomaropefela yesterday, 24 October. Today Thapelo would have celebrated his 25th birthday. Just typing this is beyond surreal and gut-wrenching. We extend our deepest, most sincere condolences to his grieving family.
“Thapelo joined @iceartistes & ICE Genetics at the age of 18 while studying Performance at AFDA. The maternal love we had for him was instant. He crept deep into the crevices of our hearts right from the start and it has been an absolute blessing and honour to be a part of his performance journey; which has been so unfairly and abruptly cut short.
“Thapelo worked hard at his craft, was a consummate professional and never expected anything from the world – he lived his life in service to the world instead. He gave back, he created, he contributed; he lived with intent and integrity.
“Clients, Casting Directors, Directors, Producers and fellow Actors only ever spoke highly of this incredibly talented and gifted human. He worked across all spheres of industry and was popular with film, television, commercial and even fashion clients. Just last week he visited the agency for a casting and we looked at him lovingly across the table as we watched him interacting with the client and we mused at how he had gown. We voiced amongst ourselves how much we loved him and how proud we are of him. No longer the Great Dane pup with giant paws and clumsy limbs; but a statuesque young man; with a smile that lit up rooms and hearts alike and beautiful brown eyes that pulled you in and gave you a glimpse into the kindness and depth of his soul.
“Had we known it would be the last time we were going to see him, we would have held onto him for an eternity and squeezed all our love into him.
“Heaven Reached Down to Earth yesterday and took back an Angel who was so lovingly on loan to us mortals. Rest in Peace darling, we will love you forever and will do whatever we can to honour your memory and do justice to your legacy. You were a giant amongst men and your work will live on forever in moving motion and stills.”
Thapelo Maropefela Instagram
His Instagram handle is @thapelomaropefela.