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Kaunda Selisho
Lifestyle Journalist
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7 Jun 2021
10:43 am

Shaleen Surtie-Richards passes away

Kaunda Selisho

Veteran actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards has died. To date, she is most famous for her roles in soapies such as Generations and eGoli.

SITTING PRETTY. Shaleen Surt-Richards. Picture: Gallo Images

Veteran film and theatre actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards has died, aged 66.

At the time of publishing, her cause of death had not yet been revealed.

Surtie-Richards was born in Upington on 7 May 1955, and went on to become a teacher in the 70s and 80s, before pivoting to a career in the entertainment industry in 1984.

Shaleen Surtie-Richards is the brightest star

To date, she is most famous for her roles in soapies such as Generations, where she played ‘Mattie’, and eGoli, where she played ‘Nenna’.

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Her most popular role, however, was in the 1988 feature film Fiela se Kind (Fiela’s Child).

Over the span of her career, she won countless awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Royalty Soapie Awards.

Upon finding out that Shaleen Surtie-Richards had died, many of her fellow actors and a number of fans took to social media to react to news of her passing.

This is a developing story.