Article by: Natalie Müller
South African filmmaker, producer, actor and owner of Ferguson Films, Mr. Shona Ferguson, has been confirmed dead by his family through an official statement. The producer reportedly died from Covid-19 related complications. He was 47 years old at the time of his untimely passing.
Shona Ferguson, who is the husband of co-producer and actress Connie Ferguson, died on Friday afternoon at the Milpark private hospital in Johannesburg after being admitted 5 Days Prior to his passing, for a heart related surgery.
Breaking News: South African actor, producer and co-founder of Ferguson Films, @Shona_Ferguson , has died.— Update South Africa (@Update_ZA) July 30, 2021
The family has confirmed the news.
He died from Covid-19 related complications and not from the heart operation. He was 47.#Shonaferguson #RIPShona #UpdateSA pic.twitter.com/rRHOl1Gft3
Ferguson Films and Family Social media pages have been going abuzz with messages of immense grief, condolences and disappear pouring in from the fans of the late Mr.Ferguson and his family.
Shona was well known and recognised for his many roles within the South African media, film and acting industry, such as his infamous role as Jerry Maake “Robocop” on the well sought after soapie, The Queen Mzansi, which airs on DStv Channel 161, Mzansi Magic.
First reports of Shona’s untimely passing emerged to the public through the publication on an article by popular independent newspaper SundayWorld. Which was initially deemed as fake news by the general public.
Shona Ferguson has passed away – https://t.co/FtFnqkfmYw— Sunday World (@SundayWorldZA) July 30, 2021
There are news spreading like wildfire about Shona Ferguson passing away,The family has not issued any statement about this i realised that we could be part of perpetrating fake stuff. Lets wait for family. I decided to delete my earlier tweet THANK you everyone .— |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) July 30, 2021
I quoted a tweet that was not based on any factual family report expressing my shock that's all ,I dont need to be a minister of arts and culture to be moved by news of that nature Shona is a good guy and a good role model. Trolls imani kancani.— |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) July 30, 2021
Not you guys saying Connie Ferguson must confirm Shona Ferguson's alleged death first. So you expect her to come here on Twitter and say" Omg my husband is dead, I am numb?" like you do it— SITHALE✍🏿 (@SithaleKgaogelo) July 30, 2021
South Africans all over social media have expressed that they are left in a somber mood following Shona Ferguson passing and the several Covid-19 related deaths that’s have cost the country several loved ones in the past few months.
South Africa has seen a drastic period during their third wave as it has introduced a dramatic increase in Covid-19 related infections and deaths in the last three months.
The Ferguson family confirmed his passing through an official statement on their website and their respective social media pages.
STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE https://t.co/qIEMFIA0II— UNCLE SHO (@Shona_Ferguson) July 30, 2021
After reading the official statement that Shona Ferguson has passed on, my body went cold.— Lasizwe Dambuza (@lasizwe) July 30, 2021
Death is the biggest theft that comes unannounced. My biggest condolences to the Ferguson Family.
Rest Uncle Sho #RIPShonaFerguson
Now that is confirmed that indeed Mr Shona Ferguson passed on deepest condolences 🙏to his family friends may his soul rest in eternal peace. Akuhlangalungahlanga sad loss. pic.twitter.com/OcGrtxhPdr— |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) July 30, 2021
Our condolences to the Ferguson Family and the cast and crew of the Ferguson Films Production.
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