The family of the legendary actress Shaleen Surtie Richards has announced arrangements for her funeral through their official spokesperson Alistair Izobell.
The Press Release is published verbatim below.
Although the creative sector and country are aware of the passing of Shaleen Surtie-Richards, the family of Shaleen Surtie-Richards would like to officially announce that It is with sad regret we advise on the passing of Shaleen Rathini Alma Richards on the 7th of June 2021.
We have not only lost a loved family member but a beloved member of the South African community, who was not only a veteran of our creative industry but a legend that has a legacy spanning decades.
We believe that Shaleen has been an advocate, ambassador and a voice for the coloured community throughout South Africa as to what can be accomplished, as well as an inspiration to many aspiring actresses, including being instrumental in ensuring that the young female coloured community know that any and all goals can be reached through dedication and hard work.
It is as of the aforementioned, the family has contacted the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa, requesting the awarding of a Provincial send-off (funeral) to which has the full support of the creative community whom all wish to recognise and acknowledge the accomplishments of an inspiration. (full details to follow)
At this time of bereavement the family has appointed Alistair Isobell to officially speak on their behalf and facilitate all funeral arrangements which will take place at 2.30pm at Durbanville Memorial Park in Cape Town, this Sunday the 13th of June 2021.
Please do note that as of lockdown enforcements, all COVID-19 protocols will be observed and thus limited attendance to the proceedings will be in place. However, we do invite all to commemorate Shaleen’s life via the dedicated streaming platform and or via our national broadcaster.