Popular Eastern Cape actress, Noxolo Maqashalala has been confirmed dead.

The beautiful and talented actress died at the age of 44 and this was announced by a family friend Senyukele Zibobo.

The source revealed that Maqashalala’s body was found at her Honeydew home in Johannesburg on Friday.

Zibobo said;

“I received a call from her brother informing me of her death. Someone went to deliver something to her and noticed something was strange.

The coroners told them they suspected she had been dead for almost a week.”

A family meeting will be held Sunday and further arrangements will be announced.

She was born in KwaBhaca and will be remembered for her starring role as Viwe in the 2003 SABC1 youth drama series Tsha Tsha. She also appeared in Generations, Rhythm City and Intersexions.