Family, friends, and fans are still reeling in shock that an invisible virus ended the life of man so strong and full of life.
Shona Ferguson the 47-year-old action man, film director, and loving husband to Connie, succumbed to the deadly coronavirus on Friday afternoon.
Late on Saturday Connie poured her heart out to the world on Instagram.
She was hurting badly when she wrote: “I am struggling to process everything that is going on! It all just feels like a horrible nightmare that I can’t wake up from …”
Many people have recovered from Covid-19, but it was not to be for Shona. He had been in one of Johannesburg’s best private hospital’s for about a week with a chest pain complaint.
There were reports that he had undergone heart surgery and was recovering.
Then on Friday, Shona succumbed to the virus that has robbed South Africa and the world of so many beautiful and productive souls.
A week ago South Africa reached the grim milestone of 70 000 deaths from Covid-19.
Still, no one thought a strong healthy individual like Shona would be struck down by the invisible enemy.
Connie and Shona had been planning their 20th anniversary for November before his untimely death.
“I keep asking God Why?” wrote Connie, adding: “Why Lord? Please help me understand! I trust you! I trust you to see me and my family through this!
“Please give me and my family the strength to carry on, and continue our hero’s legacy! Only you can!”
The family has asked for privacy to mourn.
Ferguson Films, that was co-owned by Shona and his wife Connie, produced local series such as Rockville, The Queen, Igazi, The River, and The Herd.
Shona is also known for his action-man role in Kings of Jo’Burg, which is on Netflix.
The flood of tributes on social media from high and low places show the measure of the man Shona was.
Fellow actor Sello Maake Ka-Ncube said his heart goes out to Shona’s wife and business partner, Connie.
“The two of them were inseparable. They worked together; I mean they did everything together,” said Maake Ka-Ncube.
Siboniso Harrison simply drew a portrait of his hero and posted it on Twitter.
News24 reports that American actor Terri J. Vaughn, who played Simon’s (Shona) wife, Robin, in the series in a tribute wrote: “My heart is crushed by the passing of this amazing King! I was blessed to get to spend time with Shona and his amazingly gifted wife Connie in South Africa. It was an honor to spend time with them, work with them, bond with them.”