One of the finest actors in Africa, Shona Ferguson has been reported dead.
According to reports, the South African actor and movie producer died from COVID 19 complications.
The 47-year-old was said to have passed away on Friday, 30th of July, 2021.
For those that do not know, Shona started his acting career as Ace on the South African TV series Generations. In April 2006, he started acting on the South African venda soap opera Muvhango as Dr Leabua and gained fame from the role. He left the show in March 2007. He then starred as Itumeleng from 2011–2013 on The Wild, a M-Net soap opera.
He, along with wife Connie Ferguson, established Ferguson Films and both starred on their film production’s first series Rockville. He starred as JB from 2013 to its final episode in 2016. He also starred on 2014’s The Gift, a Ferguson Films series, and starred as Jerry Maake on The Queen, also a Ferguson Films series that started in 2016. His other TV appearances include Isidingo: The Need as Tyson and Scandal! as Alex.
Ferguson started his journey into the world of entertainment in Lesotho as a club DJ at The Palace Hotel Night Club in 1992. After moving back to Botswana his focus shifted to the corporate world and he ended up in the IT business. Having started as a salesman, he worked his way up to become a respected businessman where he won multiple achievement awards, including Top Sales Manager Award 1998-99 while working at EDUTECH.
Shona was married actress Connie Masilo in November 2001 and in June 2002, they welcomed their only daughter and child, Alicia Angel.
He started Ferguson Films with his wife, actress Connie Ferguson. As of 2021, they had produced Rockville, iGazi, The Gift, The Throne, The Herd, The Queen, The River, and The Imposter.
In 2020, they produced a Netflix six-part series called Kings of Joburg. He received the Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a TV Soap and Golden Horn Award for Best Achievement by a Lead Actor in a Made for TV Movie.