Veteran SA actress Shaleen Surtie Richards has died

Johannesburg – South African actress, Shaleen Surtie Richards, has passed away according to multiple media reports. 

Richards, who was born in Upington on 7 May 1955, passed away at the age of 66 at her Johannesburg home.

The actress was famous for her roles on soapies such as ‘Mattie’ on Generations
& ‘Nenna’ on eGoli.

She received many awards during her long career, including a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Royalty Soapie Awards.

As a child, when a local music school would not admit her because of her colour, her father bought her a piano and hired a teacher. She also took ballet and tennis classes.

Further details about Richards death remain unclear at this stage, however, this article will be updated as more information becomes available.

Tributes poured in on social media for the legendary actress: 


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