Shona passed away at the Milpark private hospital in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon.
The media mogul was admitted there last week after suffering from chest pains.
It was later discovered that he had heart problems and he underwent a major heart operation.
Born Aaron Arthur Ferguson (born 30 April 1974 – 30 July 2021) was a Botswana actor, executive producer and co-founder of Ferguson Films – best known as Jerry Maake
Ferguson started his journey into the world of entertainment in Lesotho as a club DJ at The Palace Hotel Night Club in 1992. After moving back to Botswana his focus shifted to the corporate world and he ended up in the IT business. Having started as a salesman, he worked his way up to become a respected businessman where he won multiple achievement awards, including Top Sales Manager Award 1998-99 while working at EDUTECH.[
He started his acting career as Ace on the South African TV series Generations. In April 2006, he started acting on the South African venda soap opera Muvhango as Dr Leabua and gained fame from the role. He left the show in March 2007. He then starred as Itumeleng from 2011–2013 on The Wild, a M-Net soap opera.
He, along with wife Connie Ferguson, established Ferguson Films and both starred on their film production’s first series Rockville.
He starred as JB from 2013 to its final episode in 2016. He also starred on 2014’s The Gift, a Ferguson Films series, and currently stars as Jerry Maake on The Queen, also a Ferguson Films series that started in 2016. His other TV appearances include Isidingo: The Need as Tyson and Scandal! as Alex.
He started Ferguson Films with wife, actress Connie Ferguson. So far they have produced Rockville, iGazi, The Gift, The Throne, The Herd, The Queen, The River and The Imposter. In 2020, they produced a Netflix 6 part series called Kings of Joburg.
He received the Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a TV Soap and Golden Horn Award for Best Achievement by a Lead Actor in a Made for TV Movie.