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N-Xau

Nǃxau ǂToma(short: Nǃxau, alternative spelling Gcao Tekene Çoma; 16 December 1944 – 1 July 2003) was a Namibian bush farmer and actor who was made famous by his roles in the 1980 movie The Gods Must Be Crazy and its sequels, in which he played the Kalahari Bushman Xixo. The Namibian called him "Namibia's most famous actor". On 5 July 2003, he died from multiple-drug-resistant tuberculosis while he was out on an excursion for hunting guinea fowl. According to official estimates he was about 58 or 59 years old at the time. He was buried on 12 July in a semi-traditional ceremony at Tsumkwe, next to the grave of his second wife. He had six surviving children.


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Born:
Dec 16, 1944 In Namibia
Movie/TV Credits:
6
First Appeared:
In the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy 1980-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie Journey to Nyae Nyae 2004-02-03
Known For
Poster of Journey to Nyae Nyae
Poster of Crazy Hong Kong
Poster of Crazy Safari
Poster of The Gods Must Be Crazy II
Filmography
Movie Journey to Nyae Nyae Self (as G/qa'o /'Hana) 2004-02-03
Movie The Gods Must Be Funny in China N!xau 1994-03-31
Movie Crazy Hong Kong N!xau 1993-07-10
Movie Crazy Safari N!xau The Bushman 1991-07-05
Movie The Gods Must Be Crazy II Xixo 1989-07-01
Movie The Gods Must Be Crazy Xi 1980-09-10