Veteran, British-born South African actor Ron Smerczak has died from a heart attack on May 12, 2019. He was 69. Born in Blackpool, England on March 7, 1949, Ron Smerczak's decades-long career on South African television ranged from roles in SABC productions like Shaka Zulu, John Ross, Generations and Isidingo, e.tv's Rhythm City, to kykNET's (DStv 144) Villa Rosa, Jongo on BET (DStv 129) and many more. He also appeared in international series filmed in South Africa and Cape Town like Warrior and Strike Back on M-Net (Dstv 101), and Black Sails that was shown on History (DStv 186). Ron appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Trigger Fast” 1994 as (Sergeant Tring) and “Hooded Angels” 2002 (as Packer).