NATIONAL NEWS - Veteran film and theatre actress, Shaleen Surtie-Richards has died at the age of 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.
To date, she is most famous for her roles in soapies such as Generations, where she played ‘Mattie’, and eGoli, where she played ‘Nenna’.
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.
Source: Caxton publication, The Citizen