Shona Ferguson, “Kings of Jo’burg” Star Dies From Covid-19 Complications

Shona Ferguson, “Kings of Jo’burg” Star Dies From Covid-19 Complications

South African actor and producer Shona Ferguson has died from Covid-19 complications.Shona Ferguson, "King of Jo'burg" Star Dies From Covid-19 ComplicationsAccording to reports, he passed away on Friday, July 30th. He was 47.

Part of his family’s official statement read;

“Mr. Ferguson’s untimely passing was due to COVID-19 related complications, and not a heart operation as reported in the media. ” it read.

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

Born Aaron Arthur Ferguson, the actor and producer featured in South African fan favourite shows “Muvhango’, ‘Isidingo’ and ‘The Queen’.

Also read:
-Wiz Khalifa Says He Has COVID-19, But Shows No Symptoms 
-2baba Calls Out NCDC, Accuse Them Of Frustrating Travellers With COVID-19 Test
Popular Lagos Based DJ Babus Dies Of COVID-19

In 2020, he made his Netflix debut when he partnered with the streaming giants to produce his series “Kings of Jo’Burg” which he also featured in. The film opened with impressive streaming numbers and high reviews from viewers who were taken with his character; Simon “Vader” Masire, one of the ruthless Masire brothers controlling Johannesburg’s crime underworld.Shona Ferguson, "King of Jo'burg" Star Dies From Covid-19 Complications

Reacting to the actor’s death, Netflix SA shared on Instagram: “We are saddened to hear the news of the passing of Shona Fergurson. As a fixture in the entertainment industry and a hero of black stories he will be missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Once a King, always a King.”

American actor Terri J. Vaughn, who played Simon’s (Shona) wife, Robin, in the series in a tribute wrote: “My heart is crushed by the passing of this amazing King! I was blessed to get to spend time with Shona and his amazingly gifted wife Connie in South Africa. It was an honor to spend time with them, work with them, bond with them.”

He married actress and filmmaker Connie Ferguson in 2001 and they shared a child together.

 

For your daily dose of tech, lifestyle, and trending content, make sure to follow Plat4om on Twitter @Plat4omLive, on Instagram @Plat4om, on LinkedIn at Plat4om, and on Facebook at Plat4om. You can also email us at info@plat4om.com and join our channel on Telegram at Plat4om. Finally, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE.

Sarah Oyedo

A reader, thinker, a dreamer and a believer. Fruity cocktails and asun are the way to my heart.