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Shona Ferguson, ‘Kings of Jo’burg’ star, dies of COVID-19 at 47

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

The filmmaker and media executive’s family spokesperson broke the news in terse statement on Friday.

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

The family also dismissed claims in some quarters that Ferguson died after a heart operation.

“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,” the statement read.

Shona Ferguson, "Kings of Jo'burg" Star Dies From Covid-19 Complications

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

Ferguson kick-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.

Kings of Joburg' actor Shona Ferguson dies from covid-19 complications

Ferguson tied the knot with Connie Masilo in 2001 and they welcomed a child together.

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

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