The veteran actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards has died on Monday at age 66. The officials confirmed that she found dead in a guest house in Cape Town where she was staying during the filming of the TV series ‘Arendsvlei’. Her family has released an official statement where they informed the cause of death. There were rumors that she has committed suicide so her family castigated them all. Shaleen Surtie-Richards died on Monday morning at the guest house in Cape Town where she was staying for filming her Tv series ‘Arendsvlei’. This has been confirmed by the team of ‘Arendsvlei’ on Monday. Shaleen Surtie-Richard was a South

Shaleen Surtie-Richards suicide reason

African television, film actress best known for her starring roles in the 1988 film ‘Fiela Se Kind’. She has worked in a series ‘Egoli: Place Of Gold’ for the longest time. She performed for both Afrikaans and English language. In her school time, she participated in many amateur stage productions and joined the South African Department of Education’s theatre-in-education from 1982 to 1984. Her family confirmed the news of her death n social media. They also replied to the rumors that Shaleen tried to commit suicide. They said that Shaleen was suffering from diabetes and heart problems for some time and she was also

taking treatment for that. They will confirm the cause of death after the autopsy. Her brother posted that, “This is common knowledge that she suffered from diabetes and heart problem. There ould be anything which can be the cause of her death and we await an autopsy as to the cause of death. Allkind of rumors that are flying around, would be cleared after the autopsy report. The producer Alistair Izobell expressed condolence on the demise and also confirmed the news of her death on the behalf of her

family. He wrote that “We have lost a sister, an aunt, a cousin and a niece. We are still trying to process, come to terms with the news, and still our broken hearts. We, understand that she was not only in our hearts but in the heart of the nation. We all thank you for your love and support to prepare a final curtain call”. The final rites of Shaleen will be performed on Tuesday by his family. To know more about this article stay connected to us.


  1. She was a icon a legend more should be said about her you always brought a smile to all may you Rip a true south African safe in the arms of Jesus


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