South African actor dies from Covid-19 complications

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South African actor, Aaron Arthur Ferguson, known as Shona Ferguson, has died from COVID-19 complications at 47.

The filmmaker and media executive’s family spokesperson announced the news in terse statement yesterday.

In the statement, the family described the “untimely passing” of the deceased as a sad development.

“It is great sadness that we confirm the passing of Mr. Shona Ferguson. He passed away at noon today. Mr. Ferguson’s untimely passing was due to COVID-19 related complications, and not a heart operation as reported in the media,”

“We ask that you give the family time to process this painful loss, and respect their space during this time.”

Ferguson started his acting career when he played Ace on ‘Generations’, a South African TV series.

He continued to pull the strings thereafter, starring in several other TV series including ‘Muvhango’, ‘The Wild’, ‘The Queen’, ‘Isidingo: The Need’, and ‘Scandal!’

In 2020, the movie star made his Netflix debut when he partnered with the streaming service for the production of ‘Kings of  Jo’burg’, a hit series he also featured in.

The deceased had started Ferguson Films, a movie production company, alongside his wife, in 2010.