Saturday, June 19

Actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards has died

Veteran actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards has died at the age of 66, her agency confirmed on Monday morning.

Details surrounding her death are sketchy at this stage.

A representative from Elysian Management confirmed the news but said further details would be released after meeting with Shaleen’s family.

The representative added that they were in a state of shock and were still processing the news.

While Shaleen was known for her decades of work in the performing arts, she qualified as a nursery school teacher and taught children before making her debut as an actress.

Shaleen is best known for her role in the long-running hit M-Net series Egoli: Place of Gold as Ester “Nenna” Willemse. She also starred in hit films such as Fiela se Kind, Mama Jack, Treurgrond, and Vaselinetjie.

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