Actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards has died at the age of 66.
Shaleen Surtie-Richards’ body was reportedly found in a Cape Town guest house.
Her family is expected to issue a statement shortly.
Surtie-Richards is known for as Ester “Nenna” Willemse in the long-running hit M-Net series Egoli: Place of Gold.
She also starred in hit films such as Fiela se Kind, Mama Jack, Treurgrond, and Vaselinetjie.
More recently, Surtie-Richards starred in the kykNet series Arendsvlei.
Film, TV and theatre actor, Shaleen Surtie Richards unequivocally put her heart and soul into every character she portrayed. Her passion for acting has earned her global recognition.@Brand_SA wishes to extend heartfelt condolences to her family, friends & colleagues. 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/h8fZkHQbzs
— @Brand_SA (@Brand_SA) June 7, 2021
Fiela Se Kind (1988) is one of my favourite movies of all time. You will be missed aunty Shaleen Surtie-Richards.
— Merentia v d Vent (@Merentia) June 7, 2021