Shona Ferguson to be buried during private ceremony

Shona Ferguson to be buried during private ceremony

Executive producer, actor and co-founder of Ferguson films Shona Ferguson will be laid to rest in a private ceremony on Wednesday.

Shona Ferguson

The 47-year-old media mogul succumbed to Covid-19 related complications at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg last week Friday. 

Messages of condolences have since been streaming in for the industry darling, many hailing the public figure for his contribution to shaping young stars and changing the TV and film landscape. 

Family spokesperson Thato Matuka said Ferguson’s funeral would only be attended by family. 

“Details of a memorial service would be released at a later date once the necessary arrangements have been made,” Matuka said in a statement.

Ferguson started his acting career on the TV series, Generations as Ace, then moved to the Venda soap Opera, Muvhango as Dr Leabua. 

From that role, he gained fame and later co-founded Ferguson films with his wife Connie. 

They both starred in the production house's first series Rockville which took South Africa by storm. 

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A day after his passing, Connie shared a heartfelt message to her husband in a letter describing their love as 'one of a kind'. 

“This day, 20 years ago (31 July 2001) was the day God brought you into my life," Connie wrote as she described their love for each other as a "once in a lifetime kind of love,” she wrote on social media.

"We joked about how we were going to be in our old age. How we would take turns supporting each other and being strong for each other. The irony is we have already been doing that for the past 20 years. 

“You’ve owned my heart from the day we met 20 years ago today, and there you will live until we meet again! Rest now angel. I miss you, I love you, and I will never forget you!" 

The couple would have celebrated two decades of marriage later this year.  

“You were already planning our 20th wedding anniversary in November assuming that we had time. You and I were joined at the hip, now I feel completely off balance, incomplete, with my other half. My soulmate."

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