It’s a sad day in South Africa as celebrities and television fanatics pay tribute to legendary actress Shaleen Surtie Richards. She was 66-years-old at the time of her death!
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“You’re loved & you’ll b missed. Anyone who ever met u even just once was forever touched by your warm sunshine. I’m sorry I didn’t keep in touch enough but I hope you knew how much you were loved. I know God is having a blast up there with u in heaven,” said fellow actor Tumisho Masha.
“Shaleen invested her heart and soul into every character she portrayed. Her warmth and sense of humor were infectious and her talent won her international recognition. We will remember her with great fondness for her iconic roles in hit films such as Fela se Kind, Mama Jack, Treugrond, and Vaselinetjie. Most recently, she starred in the KykNet series, Arendsvlei. She turned every role she touched into an audio-visual masterpiece,” said Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa.
“Film, TV, and theatre actor, Shaleen Surtie Richards unequivocally put her heart and soul into every character she portrayed. Her passion for acting has earned her global recognition. @Brand_SA wishes to extend heartfelt condolences to her family, friends & colleagues,” Brand SA.
“We mourn the loss of a legend of stage and screen, Shaleen Surtie-Richards (66). She will forever be remembered for iconic roles like Nenna in Egoli. She conquered hearts across the country with her Fleur du Cap-winning performance as Shirley Valentine,” wrote MNet.
“Good Morning All, it is with the deepest regret that we have to inform you that Shaleen Surtie Richards has passed away. We ask that during this time the family and friends be given an opportunity to process this sad news. We will give out further details as we find out more information. Please allow us the opportunity to inform all the relevant parties,” Elysian Artist Management.
We’ll keep you posted on the details of her memorial and funeral services.
You’re loved&you’ll b missed. Anyone who ever met u even just once was forever touched by your warm sunshine. I’m sorry I didn’t keep in touch enough but I hope you knew how much you were loved. I know God is having a blast up there with u in heaven❤️💔#RIPShaleenSurtieRichards pic.twitter.com/R0MY42COLj
— Tumisho Masha (@TumishoMasha) June 7, 2021
According to SABC News Shaun Mynhardt from the Museum for South African Legends has confirmed that she passed away in a guest house in Cape Town where she was working on a television show.