Cape Town – Doctors at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg prepared producer and actor Shona Ferguson’s wife, Connie, for the worst as his “condition did not show any improvement”, Sunday World has reported.
The report quoted a source close to the family as saying that Connie was inconsolable and was on the “verge of a breakdown”.
“She has been crying nonstop and is refusing to even eat. She is in shock. The news has really paralysed her. I wish I could take away her pain away … She knew that he was not responding to the treatment and doctors did prepare her … she lost her world.
“Shona was her best friend,” the report quoted the source as saying.
Shona died on Friday, July 30 due to Covid-19 related complications.
He was 47.
In an emotional tribute posted to Instagram over the weekend, Connie described her late husband as her “soulmate”.
“Ours is a once in a lifetime kind of love. 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!,” Connie wrote.
Shona was known for various TV roles including starring in Muvhango as Dr Leabu. In March 2007, he left the Venda soap opera and starred as Itumeleng in The Wild from 2011 to 2013.
He and Connie launched Ferguson Films in 2010 and brought the country productions such as The Queen, Rockville, iGazi, The Throne, The Herd, and Kings of Jo’burg, to name a few, Drum reported.
They also ran The Ferguson Foundation, dedicated to empowering and supporting disadvantaged individuals in business, education, film, and ultimately building industry leaders, the report said.
Compiled by Betha Madhomu