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Tony Award Winner Zakes Mokae Dies at 75

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Zakes Mokae, the South African actor who won the Tony Award for his work in Athol Fugard's Master Harold...and the Boys, has died in Las Vegas at age 75, due to complications from a stroke, according to published reports.

Mokae, who left South Africa in the 1960s, became well known for his work in Fugard plays, also appearing in the Broadway productions of A Lesson from Aloes, Blood Knot, and The Song of Jacob Zulu, and the Off-Broadway premiere of Boesman and Lena. He also appeared in a television version of Master Harold opposite Matthew Broderick in the title role.

The actor's many film and television credits included Cry Freedom, A Dry White Season, The West Wing, and Monk.

He is survived by his wife, Madelyn, and his daughter, Chantlo, among other relatives.


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