The late South African acting legend, Shaleen Surtie-Richards, will be given a state funeral as those close to her prepare to bid farewell to the iconic star on Sunday, June 13, at the Durbanville Memorial Park.
The 66-year-old Surtie-Richards was found dead in a guest house in Cape Town on Monday, June 7, where she was staying during the filming of her last scenes on the popular KykNet TV series, Arendsvlei.
In a statement released on Thursday, June 10, family spokesperson, Alistair Izobell, announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially approved and awarded Surtie-Richards a Provincial send-off.
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Izobell further mentioned that “all National Flags are to be flown at Half-Mast in the Western Cape Province on the day of the funeral in honour and respect of our beloved Shaleen Surtie Richards.”
However, due to COVID-19 protocols, there will be limited attendance, but the family has invited each person to commemorate the star’s life via the dedicated streaming platform or via the national broadcaster. Details of live streaming links will be made available by the family before the service.
Picture: Instagram/Shaleen Surtie Richards