Veteran Actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards dies at Age 66.

By Phumzile Mavimbela

Veteran actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards who has graced South Africa screens for year has died at the age of 66,  Details surrounding her death are still unknown. A representative from Elysian Management confirmed the news to TshisaLIVE 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
Brand SA Tweeted " Film, TV and theatre actor, Shaleen Surtie Richards unequivocally put her heart and soul into every character she portrayed. Her passion for acting has earned her global recognition. Wishes to extend heartfelt condolences to her family, friends & colleagues"

Richards had a starring role in Egoli: Place of Gold, South Africa's first television soap opera. She appeared in most of the show's 18-year run as Ester (Nenna) Willemse. She has also appeared in a number of other South African television programmes, including the soap opera's 7de Laan, Villa Rosa, and Generations.[1] In 2000, she hosted her own talk show, Shaleen, on South Africa's M-Net channel. Surtie-Richards was also a judge on the reality competition television series Supersterre from 2006-2010 

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