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Shockwaves were sent across the country on Monday when news broke about the death of iconic actor Shaleen Surtie-Richards.
The 66-year-old was reportedly found dead in a guest house in Cape Town on Monday.
Shaleen was known for embodying iconic characters, which include Fiela in the 1998 film Fiela se Kind and the role of Ester Willemse in Egoli: Place of Gold.
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From walking local red carpets, smiling alongside SA stars, to posing for beautiful portraits, we take a look at Shaleen's life in photos.
October 2006. At home with South African actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards, well-known for her role as Nenna in the local soapie Egoli.
Shaleen Surtie-Richards and Theuns Jordaan at the Suidoosterfees Ball.
Shaleen Surtie-Richards during SAFTAS Awards on 7 February, 2009.
Shaleen Surtie-Richards, comedian Casper de Vries and Amor Vittone attend the new Egoli movie premiere at Montecasino in Fourways.
Shaleen Surtie-Richards with Jakes Gerwel at his 65th birthday celebration held at the Artscape theatre on 18 January 2011 in Cape Town.
March 1992. From left to right, opera singer and instructor; Nellie du Toit, actress; Shaleen Surtie-Richards, opera singer; Mimi Coertse, actress; Trix Pienaar and Mrs Adele Searll a fighter against drug abuse.
Shaleen played the role of Fiela in the Afrikaans film, Fiela se Kind.
Casper de Vries and Shaleen Surtie-Richards at Aardklop in Potchefstroom, South Africa on 1 October 2010.