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Definitely one of the best film series ever made! This man was powerful! Thank you for the legacy you left, and rest easy, Sir! #ShakaZulu

Anonymous 21-07-2016

When i was a young boy i watched the movie..you played the king very well..you were not praised enough tho in life as you are now in death..may you rest in peace..and be with your forefathers

On the anniversary of your passing ,rip

Anonymous 23-10-2015

There s no furniture without shaka

omi-saide 04-07-2015

Your acting was brilliant and your beautiful physique and teeth not to mention the bone structure was such a joy to look at. You made me feel so proud to be a black women because of the strength and fighting spirit was something to be reckoned with. May you rest in eternal peace.

Anonymous 03-11-2014

remembering you on this anniversary of your passing,you are missed

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."-Psalm 116:15.He was an imposing and memorable actor. Mqy he rest in Peace.

T. Roundtree 02-06-2013

I remember watching the movie Shaka Zulu and being mesmerized by the deep dark eyes and persona of Henry Cele. He was a wonderful and talented actor. He has truly made us proud and I salute the genius in him. He will live on forever in our memories and hearts.

T. Roundtree 02-06-2013

I remember watching the movie Shaka Zulu and watching the actor Henry Cele. His dark eyes that seem to capture it's viewers and make you feel a connection with him. A wonderful talented actor. You have made us proud! Forever you will live on. I salute you great genius.

Rachel Savaiki 17-03-2013

I just finished watching shaka zulu for the thousandth time probably!I first watched it as a kid,nothing else good was on public television.I am so glad I did,that movie especially Mr.Henry Cele was epic.He truly turned into Shaka ,what a powerful force that man was.so I decided to look up Mr.Cele and I found this,sad to hear.I just wanted to say that I think Henry Cele was a spectacular actor and a very handsome and magnetic one.r.I.p. and blessings to his family.

m.peg 25-02-2013

Mr. Cele was the kind of Man, Actor, Presence and Human Being that made you ask; WHO IS THAT? WHITE OR BLACK some people just grab your attention and Henry Cele was that powerful a force! What a loss.

T Troy 30-01-2013

I still remember watching the series when it came on TV in the states , i had never heard of this great King until then. and Mr. Cele was born to play Shaka! I'm saddened to hear of his passing.

D. Cote 14-01-2013

I remember when the series aired on PBS in the early 80's, but wasn't able to see it as we lived in the country and couldn't pick up the signal. But, thanks to Netflix, I was finally able to see his fine performance as the African king and legend. I was so sorry to hear he has passed on. My sympathies to his family, and you should be so very proud of his legend!

Pamela Maxwell 03-01-2013

I watch the movie Shaka from time to time as I love the movie, I love Henry Cele in it. He makes Shaka come alive. He is missed dearly, R.I.P. Sir.

Marishawn L 01-01-2013

I am so glad to see a padre devoted to this man. I remember watching Chaka Zulu on tv when it originally aired in America in the 80's...not to long after I'd just studied Chaka Zulu as well as other great Kings & Queens of Africa in University. It was refreshing to see such strength & intelligence displayed in a tv role played by a Black (African) male at that time. He became my teen idol and I've been in love every since. Now I have my OWN African male who also exhibits such strength. My African love is Yoruba but manifest the same strength & intelligence that Mr cele modeled in that role for me as a youth. I thank both Mr Cele and my own father for that!! Mr Cele you & your talent are truly missed!!! I wish UE family a Happy New Year!

SexyAKAnFL 31-12-2012

The uncanny role you played as Chaka Zulu is unparalleled to any other actor. I saw this film as a teenager and have it on VHS. I am now recording it on my DVR, thanks to Centric, to share with my children when they become of age. I was sad to find after googling your name that you are no longer with us. I don't even remember CNN, FOX, or NBC covering this tragedy!

mike lee 25-12-2012

i watched SHAKA ZULU on netflex. when ever it comes on,i have stop everything. i was very shocked, to hear about mr.cele passing.rest in paradis.

Brandon A. 25-12-2012

Wow where to start love Mr Cele in Shaka Zulu one of my favorite films of all time. I will share this film with my children and hope they appreciate it as much as I do Rest in peace mr Cele a great actor in one of the greatest films ever created.

Rachel H 17-12-2012

I only found out today of his passing. I have Shaka Zula on VHS and pull it out every couple of years and watch the entire thing. I is truly one of my favorite mini series. I thought it was about time I purchased it on DVD and went to Amazon.com, I have come close to doing this before. For some reason I just decided to google his name just to see what he had been up to. I had no idea he had passed away and such a while back. An unforgettable performance, an extraordinary actor. Absolute gorgeous to watch in that movie as well. Saddened by some of the other things written which may have been troubling him. So glad that many in his homeland hold him in such high regard. May he rest in peace.

Lorraine Saleem 03-12-2012

I just found out of his passing I was just watching the film Shaka Zulu and decided to google his work. It is with sadness for such a fine actor he was as I watched his performance saw Shaka Zulu and not the actor. May God forgive his sins and grant him paradise and my condolences to the family.http://static.respectance.com/m1/memories/1fl4c7bd8rhq5x_s.png

Csabdalla 08-10-2012

I fell under Henry Cele's spell many, many years ago when I first watched Shaka Zulu. He had a presence, an intensity and a bearing so regal that it couldn't simply be attributed solely to an actor playing a historical figure. He defined the very essence of manhood. I dont know what actually happened to lead up to the events of his death, but i am definitely sad to read of his passing. This one wans certainly molded be a divine hand. May Almighty God have mercy upon him, forgive his sins and grant him Paradise.

Tracy 01-10-2012

I actually have always loved this movie. I was graced with the opportunity to watch my all time favorite moving twice over the weekend!!! I own it but there is nothing like watching it without having to change discs!!! I have always loved the stature Henry Cele gave to Shaka's character. He played the part to the fullest. My second favorite movie is Ghost and Darkness! I had no idea that Mr. Cele had passed and my prayers and love are with his family. Thank you for the opportunity to witness such great talent and beauty. Not only was he perfect for the part, but he was just a beautiful man to view as well. May he rest in peace and may the family live in peace. Oh and FYI that newsletter about him being violent in his last days was just crass and should have never been published about someone so great. But as we all know, the media has no tact!

MissFreddie 01-10-2012

I watched the movie yesterday and it's been about 5yrs or so since I've seen it. Mr. Cele was truly a great actor who deserved a great recognition for this role. As I watched I became attracted to his character's strength, intelligence, wisdom, and abs! Yes abs and what a body! I don't think they could have picked a better actor to bring Shaka Zulu to life! Too bad he is not around to bless us again with his extraordinary acting skills. Mr. Cele you will always be remembered as one of the greatest in my heart. Rest in peace.

paley 01-10-2012

SHAKA ZULU WAS A SUPERIOR WARRIOR AND KING, HOWEVER, HE WAS SAID TO BE BLOODTHIRSTY AND FILLED WITH HATRED. SHAKA WAS BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK TO AN 'ORPHAN" WOMAN NAMED NANDI WHO WAS FROM ANOTHER NEIGHBORING TRIBE. BECAUSE HE WAS BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK HE WAS TORMENTED AND "BULLIED" BY THE OTHER CHILDREN IN THE TRIBE HE AND HIS MOTHER RESIDED. EVENTUALLY SHAKA AND HIS MOTHER WAS "EXILED" FROM THIS TRIBE. HE AND HIS MOTHER FOUND SOLACE AND ACCEPTANCE IN ANOTHER TRIBE. THE SEED OF HATRED WAS PLANTED INTO SHAKA BECAUSE OF THE BULLYING HE ENDURED AND THE OSTRACISM HE AND HIS MOTHER ENDURED.HE CARRIED THIS HATRED THROUGHOUT HIS WHOLE LIFE MAINLY BECAUSE HIS FATHER, THE" KING" OF THE ZULU'S, WOULD NOT ACKNOWLEDGE HIM OR HIS MOTHER SO HIS HATRED GREW AND GREW BECAUSE OF THE REJECTION HE AND HIS MOTHER ENDURED. WHEN HIS FATHER, THE KING DIED, HE STILL DID NOT "RECOGNIZE" SHAKA AS A LEGITIMATE HEIR TO THE THRONE. THE KING NAMED ONE OF HIS HALF BROTHERS AS HIS SUCCESSOR. THROUGH FORCE, SHAKA USURPED HIS HALF BROTHER AND DECLARED HIMSELF KING AND THE BLOODTHIRSTY REIGN OF SHAKA ZULU BEGAN. AS THE YEARS PASSED, HIS MOTHER NANDI TOLD HIM THAT HE NEEDED TO PRODUCE AN HEIR TO THE THRONE OF THE ZULU TRIBE. HE REFUSED BECAUSE HE DID NOT EVEN TRUST A CHILD OF HIS OWN. HE FELT THAT A MALE HEIR WOULD EVENTUALLY TURN ON HIM AND MURDER HIM TO GAIN POWER OF HIS THRONE AND OF THE ZULU TRIBE LIKE THE KINGS OF OTHER TRIBES EXPERIENCED. IT IS SAID THAT SHAKA NEVER HAD SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH ANY WOMAN DURING HIS LIFETIME FOR FEAR OF PRODUCING A MALE CHILD THAT MIGHT USURP HIM. IN THE MOVIE A WOMAN HAD A SON FOR HIM THAT HE ORDERED KILLED. THIS WAS "FICTION" BECAUSE THERE IS NO HISTORICAL PROOF THAT HE HAD ANY CHILDREN. HE WAS SO CLOSE TO HIS MOTHER NANDI THAT WHEN SHE DIED HE SLOWLY LOST HIS MIND. HE STARVED HIS PEOPLE AND BROUGHT HAVOC AND THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD OF THOUSANDS OF HIS PEOPLE. BECAUSE OF HIS INSANITY HE WAS MURDERED BY BOTH OF HIS HALF BROTHERS, THROWN INTO A PIT AND THE PIT WAS FILLED WITH ROCKS AND MUD. THIS IS WHAT "BULLYING" AND "REJECTION" DOES TO CHILDREN - IT FOSTERS HATE LIKE IT WAS FOSTERED AND MAINTAINED DURING THE LIFE OF SHAKA ZULU.. ..

paley 01-10-2012

WHAT A MAN, WHAT A MAN, WHAT A MAN. WHAT A FINE, FINE, MAN !!! HIS WALKIN', HIS STALKIN', HAS ALL US WOMEN TALKIN' !!! THOSE ABS, THOSE CALVES, GAVE "POWER" TO HIS ASS !!! THE "SIZE" OF HIS FEET MADE MANY WOMEN WANNA' "TWEET" !!! THAT BODY, THAT BODY, THAT BODY. THAT SCULPTED BODY !!! THAT STARE, THAT GLARE, MAKE A WOMAN WANT TO "BARE" !!! I KNOW HE'S GONE, BUT THE MAN WAS BAD TO THE BONE !!! SHAKA ZULU REST IN PEACE !!!