Shona Ferguson’s legacy is still being honored, and it’s a beautiful sight to behold. Shona is up for the renowned Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPA) in 2021.
When the renowned actor passed away, it dealt a huge shock to the local acting community. Shona was a well-known film producer and actor who had a long and successful performing career. Kings of Joburg is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series in Africa, while the actor is nominated for Best Lead Drama Series.
The awards honor great individuals whose lives have been defined by extraordinary personal and professional achievements, in addition to achievements in the film and music industries. Shona died of COVID-19-related problems on July 30, 2021 at the Milpark private hospital in Johannesburg. Atosie Pilane, his sister-in-law, said during his funeral that he waged a valiant battle.
“Mr. Sho fought. He fought a very hard battle. And it seems like he had a plan for us as the family to prepare for us in the two weeks because my family turned into having so much faith. We prayed so much. That two weeks was like a turnaround for the family. There would be days where we would get to the hospital and we would see the nurse panicking and shaking. More or less telling us as a family that they did all they could and this is our time to say goodbye.
“Unfortunately, it was approximately 23h50 on the 29th, after we had spent the day there. We spent the entire night with him till the next day, the 30th, when the doctor came and urged us to keep doing what we were doing because he was now stable and looking better. We returned home to freshen up, and as soon as we were finished, we received another phone instructing us to return to the hospital. Unfortunately, when we arrived, the physicians informed us that my brother had recently passed away.”
Connie Ferguson, his wife, has been using social media to document her grief. The actress has been thanking God for bringing her such a lovely man into her life. She recalled the first time the two of them met.
“I’ve been adored. By the grace of God. More than I had imagined was possible. Because God sent me an angel just when I was about to give up on love. My main goal in life was to see my daughter grow up. At the time, Lesedi was eight years old. It was one evening. An angel walked into my house completely unexpectedly and unannounced. His laughter introduced me to this angel. I was in my bedroom, all the way down the corridor. And I just overheard some laughter in my kitchen. I hadn’t expected any visitors. I was anticipating the arrival of my sister. At the time, she was living with me and Lesedi.”