Connie Ferguson’s husband, Shona Ferguson, has passed away due to Covid-19 related complications. He passed away this Friday afternoon at Milpark private hospital in Johannesburg. He was 47. Shona was a South African actor, producer and co-founder of Ferguson Films.
Family spokesperson Conrad Mwanza of CMG International Media Group confirmed his passing in statement saying the 47-year-old actor passed away on 30 July 2021.
“It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Mr. Shona Ferguson. He passed away at noon today (Friday, 30 July 2021). Mr. Ferguson’s untimely passing was due to Covid-19 related complication, and not a heart operation as reported in the media,” the statement read.
“We ask that you give the family time to process this painful loss and respect their space during this time. More details will be shared in due course.”
— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) July 30, 2021
Days before his death, it was reported that Shona was in a critical condition in ICU after undergoing heart operation.
Born Aaron Arthur Ferguson in Gaborone, Botswana, professionally known as Shona Ferguson or “Uncle Sho”, as he was affectionately known in the media industry, was an actor, executive producer and co-founder of Ferguson Films.
He and Connie founded Ferguson Films. They have two daughters, one from Connie’s previous marriage.
His company has been praised for creating gripping drama series and telenovelas for Mzansi Magic, which included The Queen, The Imposter, iGazi, The Wild and Netflix series Kings of Joburg. Other TV appearances include; The Gift, The Queen, Isidingo: The Need, and Scandal!.
“This is really heartbreaking news. May his soul Rest In Peace. I pray that his wife, family and friends would be comforted by the Lord in this difficult time. #RIPShonaFerguson” – Former DA Leader Mmusi Maimane said
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