South African actor, producer and co-founder of Ferguson Films, Shona Ferguson, died on Friday due to coronavirus.
Conrad Mwanza, a representative from the Ferguson Foundation confirmed the tragic news in an official statement, noting that Ferguson died at Milpark hospital on Friday afternoon.
“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.
Mwanza added that he died from Covid-19 related complications without indulging on further details around the death.
The 47-year-old actor, and husband to fellow producer and actress Connie Ferguson was being treated in ICU.
“He was in ICU for a while. Close friends and family were called in to come and say their goodbyes, so we were prepared for the worst,” the family friend said.
Ferguson has 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.
Moreover, he started the production company Ferguson Films with his wife Connie in 2010, who both starred in the company’s first TV production, Rockville. Other TV appearances include The Queen, Isidingo: The Need, and Scandal!.