Award-winning actor and producer Shona Ferguson has reportedly passed away at the Milpark private hospital in Johannesburg this Friday afternoon due to Covid-19 related complications.
A report by Sunday World quotes a source who said; “I can confirm that he just died. Connie is busy with the funeral arrangements,” said the source.
The media mogul was admitted there last week after suffering from chest pains. It was later discovered that he had heart problems and he underwent a major heart operation.
Earlier this week, Sunday World reported that Shona was on a ventilator in ICU and his condition had recently worsened.
Conrad Mwanza, a representative from the Ferguson Foundation confirmed his passing.
“Yes, Mr Ferguson passed away at noon today. And all the family is asking for at the moment is just to mourn in private. But it’s very difficult, you can imagine, for Connie and the family,” Mwanza said.
Ferguson was married to actress and producer Connie Ferguson.
The Botswana-born Ferguson has acted in a number of productions including The Queen and The Kings of Joburg on Netflix.
He is also known for various TV roles including starring in Muvhango as Dr Leabu. In March 2007, he left the Venda soap opera and starred as Itumeleng in The Wild from 2011 to 2013.