Actor and comedian Charles Bukeko aka Papa Shirandula was an icon revered by many.
Following his sudden death on Saturday, many took to social media to share how the icon influenced their lives with his talent, passion and kind heart.
Below are some attributes from some celebs who personally interacted with him professionally and socially.
“A sad say indeed. Charles Bukeko has gone to be with the lord. My condolences to his family and friends. You lived your life to the fullest and shared the happiness and laughter. The last time we were on stage together we really had a good time. Rest well Papa,” said father of comedy Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill.
“R.I.P Charles Bukeko aka Papa Shirandula. A legend who will be dearly missed. Condolences to his family during this tough time,” Musician Nyashinski said.
“Gone too soon, Rest in the Power. My deepest condolences to your family,” said singer and actor Pascal Tokodi.
“A dark day in the acting and comedy fraternity as we mourn the loss of a guru. He was a force to reckon with. RIP Paps,” MC Jessy said.
“Thank you for everything Papa! Rest in Peace,” Radio presenter and comedian Jalango said.
“Very good friend of mine. My heart breaks. Rest and peace to your family. Fly my friend. Hii 2020 inanimaliza nguvu,” Rapper King Kaka condoled with the legendary icon.
“RIP Papa Shirandula. A sad day for Kenya. We have lost a legend. R.I.P,” Gospel Artiste Bahati said.
“Your natural style of acting was a clear indication that experience is the key to this work. You have left a very big gap in our comedy industry. Shine on your way Papa Shirandula,” Comedian DJ Shiti said.
“R.I.P Papa, your contribution to the industry will never be forgotten! Your love for sports, especially local football was also unrivaled the few times we interacted you spoke with passion and argued with brilliance! RIP Charles Bukeko,” TV host and News Presenter Willis Raburu said.
“It’s a shock. I had a few encounters with him and every time he would encourage me. Shukran for entertaining us on our TV screen and those dope funny advertisements. RIP to the greatest of all time Papa Shirandula,” Rapper Mejja said.