South African Television Star Shaleen Surtie-Richards Died At 66 , Wikipedia, Bio, Death Cause, Career, Net worth

The iconic South African television star, Shaleen Surtie-Richards demise at the age of 66 is confirmed on social media. The well-known stage and film actress is no more between us. The shocking news has shaken out entire southern Africa. And it will be wrong to say only South Africa because of her popularity in other countries also. She had worked in so many hit films in Afrikaans and English. She was best remembered for her outstanding performance in Fiela Se Kind and the super hit series Egoli: Place of Gold. Further in this article, you will learn some more details about her personal and professional life, Her Death Cause, Wiki, Age, and more. So keep reading till the end.

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Shaleen Surtie-Richards Wikipedia

Shaleen Surtie-Richards was a legendary television, stage, and film actress in South Africa. She was born on 7 May 1955 in Upington, Cape Province, South Africa. Further, she completes her schooling and graduation from the cape town itself. Both her mother and father worked in a school where her father was a principal and her mother was a teacher. Once in the interview, she stated about the Apartheid era when she was born in this world. But she thanked god as she was not disadvantaged as others at that time. She also shared some memories like when she was a small girl and wanted to join a music class. She abstained from that because of her color. At that time her father arranged a piano and a private music teacher.

South African Television Star Shaleen Surtie-Richards

Not only music, but she was also active in a tennis game. With the music class, she also attends tennis classes as her hobby. After some years when Surtie-Richards had qualified for kindergarten teacher, she started taking classes at kindergarten in Upington and Cape Town. Now you must be wondering when she got into the line of acting. Then the story starts between 1974 and 1981 when she took many different roles in amateur stage productions. And after gaining enough experience she started her professional acting career in 1984. In her long successful career as a television actress, one of the most starring roles is in Egoli: Place of Gold. Her beautiful performance in this film had no match. Her popularity increased at a good pace after the film. People start knowing her and searching for her on the internet. In around 2000 she started to host her own talk show in the name of Shaleen on the M-Net channel of South Africa.

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In 2006 Surtie-Richards had also been a judge of a reality competition television series name Supersterre. Her long successful career is the result of her hard efforts. Her consistent will to get what she desired was one of the important reasons for her success. In every situation, her cheerful personality made her fight with the testing time. There are so many awards and recognition which she won in her lifetime. It Is difficult for us to name each and every award, hence we are listing some important ones like the Best Actress Award in 1985 for her role in Athol Fugard’s Hallo en Koebaai and in 2009 for the performance in Shirley Valentine.

In 2014 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Royalty Soapie Awards for her 30 years of legendary contribution to African television. Later She was recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Naledi Theatre Awards. Now at the age of 66, Shaleen Surtie-Richards death is a big loss. There are so many posts and comments on social media giving their deep tribute and condolence to her. We are also one of them and giving a salute to her for her legendary work.


The death of Shaleen Surtie-Richards on 7 June 2021, spread like a fire on the internet and social media platforms. At the time of her demise, she was approx 66 years old. At the press time, we only know about her breathing problem. Her exact death cause is still to be revealed. The death news was covered by national as well as international news channels.

Death Cause

Shaleen Surtie-Richards exact cause of death is not known yet. It was confirmed earlier that she was suffering from breathing from her lungs. But it will be too early to claims that this is the reason for her sudden death. Once the Cause of Surtie-Richards death is confirmed, we will update this article as early as possible.

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