Shaleen Surtie-Richards has died

Veteran actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards has died at the age of 66, her agency confirmed to 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 Surtie-Richard’s family.

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

While Surtie-Richards 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.

Surtie-Richards 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.

More recently, Surtie-Richards starred in the kykNet series Arendsvlei.

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