South Africans had been left heartbroken following the news of legendary actor and producer Shona Ferguson’s premature death on Friday, 30 July.
Shona Ferguson, affectionately is named “Uncle Sho” used to be admitted into the intensive care unit (ICU) at Milpark private sanatorium in Johannesburg after experiencing breathing complications and chest effort greater than a week ago. On Friday, 30 July the Ferguson family launched an legit confirming his death. The actor passed away on account of COVID-19 related complications at the age of 47.
“It’s a long way with great sadness that we ascertain the passing of Mr. Shona Ferguson. He passed away at midday at the present time (Friday 30 July 2021). Mr Ferguson’s premature passing used to be on account of COVID-19 related complications and not a heart operation as reported by the media,” read the statement.
Followers, followers and celebrities took to Twitter to pay tribute to the loved actor who used to be fondly known for many in vogue roles on South African soapies and series. The actor and his wife, outmoded actress Connie Ferguson established their possess TV production company collectively called Ferguson Motion footage in 2010 which serves because the production home to in vogue soapies Rockville and The Queen.
SHONA FERGUSON’S MOST MEMORABLE ROLES
DR LEABUA ON ‘MUVHANGO’
Primarily based entirely on IOL, Ferguson’s earliest role dates inspire to 2006 when he performed Dr Leabua in the SABC 2 soapie Muvhango.
“Shona Ferguson used to be a fraction of the Muvhango solid for just a few years, having fun with the fraction of Dr. Leabua. We are able to consider him for his unmistakable dedication and fervour,” stated Duma Ndlovu, Govt Producer – Note Of Mouth Photography on Muvhango’s legit Twitter account.
ITUMELENG TLADI ON ‘THE WILD’
In 2011, he performed Itumeleng Tladi on the day-to-day M-Fetch soapie The Wild the attach he starred alongside his wife.
“It’s a long way with great sadness that we dispute the premature passing of The Wild series neatly-known particular person Shona Ferguson,” wrote The Africa Channel on Twitter.
JB ON ‘ROCKVILLE’
Shona and Connie starred collectively in Mzansi Magic’s hitshow Rockville the attach he performed the role of Jackson “JB” Bogatsu. The soapie is produced by Ferguson Motion footage.
Here’s a look at Shona at JB.
ROBOCOP ON ‘THE QUEEN’
Ferguson performed Jerry Maake is also named “Robocop” on The Queen who used to be the arch rival to his wife Connie, who performed Harriet Khoza. He later exited as a solid member on the series but he and Connie served as executive producers.
SIMON ‘VADER’ MASIRE ON ‘KINGS OF JO’BURG’
In 2020 the legendary actor performed the role of Simon “Vader” Masire on Netflix’s Kings of Jo’Burg.
Here’s a look at his role.
Shona Ferguson also performed the role of Alex on eTV’s Scandal, Ace on SABC 1’s Generations and Tyson on SABC 3’s Isidingo.
A look at Shona Ferguson’s most memorable TV roles [watch]