The burial date of Maisha Magic actor Gillie Owino, popularly known as Mzee Msiri on Pete TV series has been set.
The 63-year-old theatre TV and film director, actor, and the writer will be remembered for the many plays he staged at Mombasa’s Little Theatre Club and Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi will be greatly missed on our screens following his demise.
“It is deeply saddening to hear about the loss of Mzee Msiri. Through his role, he inspired many young actors and kept many families entertained while acting on Pete. We will remember Mzee Msiri not only as a talented actor but also for the significant contribution he made to the country’s entertainment industry throughout his career. We greatly appreciate his time with us,” said Timothy Okwaro, M-Net director for East and Southern channels.
Mzee Msiri was on set this week but on Thursday his condition worsened, and he was rushed to hospital. He however died on Friday around 4.00 pm while receiving treatment at a Mombasa hospital and will be buried next week, Saturday in Seme, Kisumu.
The 63-year-old is a famed theatre TV and film director, actor, and writer who has staged many plays in Mombasa’s Little Theatre Club and Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi.
The actor was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sanaa Theatre Awards in 2018 because of the immense contribution towards the industry.
He was married and had five children, three boys and two girls.