South African actor, producer, and co-founder of Ferguson Films, Shona Ferguson, has died at the age of 47.

The 47-year-old Rockville actor and husband to producer and actress Connie Ferguson died at Milpark Hospital on Friday afternoon.

A statement from the family said, “Mr. Ferguson’s untimely passing was due to COVID-19 related complications, and not a heart operation as reported in the media.”

As an actor, Ferguson starred in some of South Africa’s best soapies including Generations as Ace, as Dr. Leabua on Muvhango in 2006, and Tyson on Isidingo’s Season 1.

Shona’s death comes three weeks after his wife, Connie Ferguson, revealed that her brother, Moses Masilo, had died.