OBITUARY | Margot Luyt was a perfectionist who championed the underdog
The hardworking actress and presenter endured a difficult childhood and went on to pursue the beauty in all things
SA radio presenter and actress Margot Luyt died on January 19 2021 at the age of 73. Luyt had battled with Parkinson’s disease for years, but last week her family confirmed she died of Covid-19.
Luyt was a radio broadcaster for years at Puntgeselsradio and RSG 100-104FM. She was known for her theatre roles and appeared in several Afrikaans TV dramas such as Geraldina die Tweede, Soutmansland, Amalia and Sara se Geheim.
Arts critic Marina Griebenow said Luyt suffered many hardships in her life but had a big heart and always fought for the underdog. Griebenow also remembers how Luyt elicited a little fear in even the strongest person because she was hugely respected for the work she had done...