Johannesburg: South African actor, producer, and co-founder of Ferguson Films, Shona Ferguson, has passed away, at the age of 47.
Shona passed away at the Milpark private hospital in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon.
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.
A source to the family confirmed the matter. “I can confirm that he just died. Connie is busy with the funeral arrangements,” said the source.
Attempts to solicit comments from Connie drew a blank as her phone, understandably, just rang unanswered.
Earlier this week, Sunday World reported that Shona was on a ventilator in ICU and his condition had recently worsened.
According to the source, a group of specialists had performed a heart operation.
According to another person close to the Fergusons, Shona, who was admitted more than a week ago, is in a restricted area accessible only to doctors and only a few select nurses.
According to another source close to the situation, Shona was fine before he started complaining about chest pains and not being able to breathe properly.
Ferguson, born Aaron Arthur Ferguson on 30 April 1974, started his acting career as Ace in the TV series Generations. In April 2006, he started acting 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.
He started the production company Ferguson Films with his wife Connie Ferguson in 2010, who both starred in the company’s first TV production, Rockville.
Other TV appearances include The Queen, Isidingo: The Need, and Scandal!.
In 2020, Ferguson made his Netflix debut, partnering with the streaming service on the six-part series, Kings Of Joburg.
SOURCE: Sunday World