Rosa On The Worst 4 Weeks Of Her Life After Jamie's Death

"My happiness was snatched away from me"

By  | Jun 23, 2022, 12:10 PM  | Jamie Bartlett  | Drama

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It's been a very daunting four weeks for Rosa Onious who lost her lover, veteran actor Jamie Bartlett on 23 May. She took to social media to share her current state of mind, adding that it had been the worst past few weeks of her life.

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Rosa was out and about with the late actor just hours before he lost his life in his sleep. Together they made memories and were also joined by Somizi Mhlongo, who joked about how Jamie was friendly with everybody at the the Lifestyle Brooklyn Club in Pretoria.

That Monday would have been the worst time of her life as she revealed that Jamie did not wake up, and when the paramedics arrived, they tried to resuscitate him but he was already gone, concluding that he died from cardiac arrest.

The former Rhythm City actor was laid to rest on May 23 in Cape Town. During his memorial service Rosa said, “I have so much I need to talk to you about still. I am struggling to cope without you. Nothing makes sense anymore. I am devastated and empty," she shared.

Rosa said they had planned on traveling this year and visiting new places however all that became nothing but a dream. 

“Jamie and I loved to travel. We had plans this year to go places, business, but God had other plans. I'm angry, I'm sad, but I'm trying to understand there is a purpose for him wherever he is. A part of the house still smells like him and it's difficult."

She told Channel 24 that she tried to wake him up but he did not respond. Her mother even tried to resuscitate him and when the ambulance arrived he was already gone, "I said Jamie, Jamie, [but] Jamie didn't look up," she told the publication. "They (ambulance) tried everything to resuscitate him, CPR, everything, but it was too late," she said.

Jamie was loved by a lot of people in the industry, including his ex-wife whom they shared a son. She also penned a sweet and emotional message to Jamie following his passing.

"This is the only family portrait of the three that made our us - recently re-discovered. Thank-you to my brother Sacha Waldman for making it. I am thankful now for this gallery wall to place it," she wrote.

She then told the story of how they met, "I met you in 1992 Jamie, I knew your picture before your presence. We were young together, there was a lot we didn't yet know. And you shook my world. You called me out, you taught me, you gave me Hector, I tattooed your name and wanted to love you forever. We carry your imprint Jamie - Hector and I - and we remember you. And we are not alone, you meant a lot, to many. You are remembered. You are loved Jamie Be at peace friend,” she ended.

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