Legendary SA actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards has died
at the age of 66. Surtie-Richards was a household name in South Africa and over many years has won the hearts of millions of viewers in her varied TV and movie roles.
According to a report by Netwerk24, Surtie-Richards was found dead in a guest house in Cape Town on Monday. “She’s been struggling with her health lately. She’s had complications with her lungs and has struggled to breath, but the cause of her death is not yet known. She was in Cape Town to film scenes for the kykNET telenovela, Arendsvlei,” actress Lizz Meiring said.
Surtie-Richards was best known for her title role in the 1988 film Fiela se Kind and as Ester Willemse in the M-Net soap opera Egoli: Place Of Gold. She also starred in “7 de Laan”, “Generations” and hosted her own talk show, “Shaleen”.
The death of Surtie-Richards will be a big loss to the TV and film industry.
You’ve Earned It/YEI sends its sincerest condolences to the family, friends and fans of Shaleen Surtie-Richards. She was, and will remain, a true national treasure and her legacy will live on for many, many years to come.