The family of veteran actor and film production mogul, Shona Ferguson, says they are still finalising arrangements for his funeral service.

Ferguson died on Friday afternoon due to COVID-19 complications.

The family has refuted earlier reports that the 47-year-old succumbed to a heart attack. He was well-known for his appearances in Rockville and The Queen – among other productions of Ferguson Films.

“The family currently still devastated and it’s still a shock as we are still trying to process this and it is very difficult to talk about Shona in the past tense. So, as a family we are trying to get strength, so we can start with arrangements for the burial and memorial service. So, at this moment we are still running around and by Monday we should have the details of the memorial service and burial,” says Family spokesperson Thato Matuka.

‘SABC saddened’

The SABC says it’s deeply saddened by the passing of the former Muvhango actor.

Fegurson layed the role of Dr Leabua on the popular soapie. He also also appeared on Generations as Ace and in Isidingo, playing the role Tyson.

He was a co-founder of Ferguson Films, alongside his wife, former Generations actress Connie Ferguson.

SABC Video Entertainment Group Executive, Merlin Naicker, says the industry has lost a great film maker and actor.

Messages of condolences pour in following Shona Ferguson’s passing: