Veteran actor Lieb Bester has died shortly after he battled Covid-19. He was 72.
The co-presenter of on kykNET (DStv 144) died on Wednesday morning in Pretoria. His brother reverend Andre Bester confirmed his death to Netwerk24.
Lieb was hospitalised twice for Covid-19, and during his second hospitalisation on 3 July, he said that it "was a miracle" that he had survived.
He was first hospitalised for Covid-19 on 24 June, during which his kidneys were only functioning 27% but improved to 40%. He was discharged from the hospital on 13 July and was recuperating at home.
Lieb is best known for roles in Afrikaans TV soaps like kykNET's and and in drama series like and on SABC2.
Other TV roles included appearances in , the presenter of the forensic crime show on kykNET, , , , , of the BBC, , , , , , , , , as well as and the mini-series and.
In films he appeared in the shortfilms (2019) and (2003), , , and in 1973.
Lied was also a musician and played the piano, the organ, guitar, concertina and the accordion and was part of the group Take 3 with Jan Coetzer en Deon Heyneke. His albums include (2019), and .
He is survived by his daughter, Nicole.