Ashley Callie

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Funeral plans to be released on Saturday February 15, 2008

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Ashley CallieStaff members at the La Vista Social Club restaurant in Melville are shocked by the sudden passing of owner and award winning South African actress, Ashley Callie.

The family of the Isidingo actress, who died today, and the producers of the popular soap opera will issue a joint statement on funeral plans tomorrow.

Callie died in a Johannesburg hospital from injuries sustained in a car accident in Linden last weekend.

The cast and crew of Isidingo – where Callie played the role of Lee Haines – have had to be assisted by trauma counsellors. Callie’s family has thanked the doctors and nursing staff for their professionalism in caring for her.

Messages of condolences have been streaming onto the website created by her fans after her accident. – SABC Entertainment News

 

49 Comments for this post

 
Selina Says:

To the Callie Family,

My God give you the strenght in this trying time. Words cannot express how hurt i feel. Ashley will be sadly missed by millions of South Africans.
God bless!

Selina.

 
David Says:

As a long time Isidingo fan I watched every day this last week for news of Ashley’s progress. Last nights news of her death came as a huge shock. She always brought that special little extra something to the evenings viewing. The loss of such a young, talented, charming and graceful person is such a tragedy.

My deepest sympathies to her family for a terrible loss. To lose a family member so young brings unimaginable pain.

To her friends and colleges remember her with fondness and good thoughts

David

 
collen Says:

to the callie family, my heart breaks for your loss. may God grant you the strength necessary to pull you through this trying time. Ash will always live on in our hearts and memories. i also thank you for the way you raised her, you did a great job. God Bless.

 
AC Says:

My thoughts and sympathies are with Ashley’s family and friends. What a sad tragic loss.

 
Chersal Says:

My deepest condolences to Ashley’s family, friends & fans. I watch Isidingo & Ashley was a beautiful person & a wonderfully talented Actress. This is certainly a tragic loss & Ashley will be sorely missed & remembered always especially for her signature smile.

Resting in the loving arms of our wonderful Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ….Ashley Callie

 
Lesley-Ann Says:

I heard the news of her death last nite – kids were watching telly and my eldest just cried out in shock.. Oh no!.. Even as we watched the tv, realising this person who we have never met has passed on… . we were all silent,… too soon… too young… it still seemed to unreal.. As a mother of three, I pass on my love and support to her family. God be with you now in your hour of grief, as the whole SA shares in your pain.

 
John Says:

My condolences to family and friends for this tragic loss, may God give you strenght in this difficult time. What a sophisticated, wonderful woman she was!!!!!!
May her soul rest in peace and all of us remember her with fondness for all the joy she brought into our lives.

 
Cat Says:

My sympathy and thoughts go out to Ashley’s family and the cast of Isidingo. What a tragic loss. She was the reason for my watching “Isi”. May her beauty live on forever.

 
craig anderson Says:

what a wonderfull human….how sad and sudden…what a loss…how tallented…Ashley….You are in a good place now…All my prayers and deepest suport to Ashleys family and friends..God be with you all and dont worry she is n all our hearts

 
SHEVONE Says:

MY DARLING BELOVD ASHLEY. I AM SORELY UR BIGEST FAN. I WATCHD U EACH DAY AND LEARNT SO MUCH FRM U. UR TRULY A WOMAN OF ESTEEMD CHARACTER, AMBITION, AND BEAUTY. I HAV NEVA GOT D OPORTUNITY OF MEETN U IN PERSON BT U R MY IDOL. TO D CALLIE FAMILY MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. ASH MAY U REST IN PEACE MY SISTER. U WERE MY STRENGTH

 
Nivashinee Says:

My deepest condolences to the Callie family. South Africa has lost a true gem, and her absence in the show will leave an irreplaceable gap. I will miss you from the bottom of my heart, even though I have never met you.

 
sepiso Says:

may your soul rest in peace lee.To the family,may the lord be with you through out the funeral period

 
Jess Says:

I am so heart broken to hear such devastating news. Ashley will always be remembered with a smile. It’s hard to believe that South Africa has lost yet another one of their greatest talents.

I send the Callie family much strength at this difficult time.

 
Romano Says:

I am deeply sadden by the news of such a talented actress. I have no words to express how I feel. My deepest sympathy to the Callie family.

 
GEORGENE Says:

To the Callie family,
Ashley will be missed by all of us. She had us pinned to our seats in her role as Lee in Isidingo. She was very special to us. It will definitly be hard to watch the show without her in it. To you I would like to say the loss is great, greater than anyone can imagine. I know, I lost my father and brother in 2 different car accidents. Time makes it better but they will never be forgotten. Thinking of you in this difficult time. He has something special planned for her.

Ashley, you go girl! Knock e’m out as you did with us.

GOD BLESS

 
RUE KHAN Says:

To HIM do we belong and to HIM do we return…..
Ashley an Angel in Heaven… you will be missed.

 
Michelle S Says:

Ashley you were a beautiful talented actress. I will miss you on the show immensely. My heart goes out to your mother, father and sister Lauren and to the cast of Isidingo, may God be will you all to give you the strength to get through this very sad time.
Ashley rest in peace.

God Bless

 
Janet Says:

To Ashley’s Family and close friends

May the emotions you feeling today, which right now seem too hard to face, with time be replaced by very sweet memories.

Words can’t begin to express how deeply sorry I am for your loss, and small as it may be, take comfort in the knowledge that your remarkable daughter, sister, friend, has in her life made a very positive and impressionable impact on so many.

My prayers and thoughts are with you today and in the weeks ahead.

Janet McFarlan

 
Gabriel Says:

Once more the Road has taken away from us a great actress. As im writting this message a song by Ivory Coast reggae musician come to my mind (Alpha blondy) the title of that music is <why should black heroes die so soon) yes callie you were an heroe for all African end you will be missed by all of us.may your soul rest in peace.

 
Katz Says:

Dear Lauren and family. I have written this just for Ashley. Our hearts go out to you and the rest of the family.

Spread Your Wings and Fly

I try to speak, but no words come out.
An angel we have lost, there is no doubt.

She entered this world with soul and passion,
And gave us all her love and compassion.
Her beauty so extraordinary, her smile so warm.
Her kindness, her strength, that could put out a storm.

Our minds are weak, our hearts shattered.
The roses in the garden, are all scattered.
For you have touched the life of every living thing
Forever our hearts will have a sad song to sing.

A friend, a sister, a child thats taken away.
In our hearts, you will always stay.
An angel you were born and an angel you are.
God just wanted the best angel by far.

We love you Ashley and we always will.
That special space in our hearts, you will always fill.
No matter how hard it is, we will have to pull through.
Right now, its the least we can do for you.

These tears won’t stop running down my face.
It comes down in buckets and all over the place.
My heart aches, oh its so sore.
I have never felt this way, never before.

Goodbye our sweet angel now spread those wings and fly.
May you rest in peace forever in the beautiful sky.

Blessed Be
Katz

 
Agnes masilela Says:

God has given and God has taken. May his name be praised. We will forever love and remember you Ashley.

 
MIRANDA SIBUYI Says:

WHEN LIFE STEALS SOMEONE FROM THEIR LOVED ONES, NO WORDS IN ANY FORM CAN MAKE ANYONE FEEL ANY BETTER. WE’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER ASHLEY FOR FOR THE BEAUTIFUL PERSON (INSIDE AND OUT) THAT SHE WAS..

 
Marinda Smit Says:

Our thoughts will be with her family and friends.
She died so young.Only God can bring peace and acceptance in a time like this.
will always remember her.

 
Marinda Smit Says:

Thanks for the pleasure and joy that you brought to everyone that new you.

 
Ruth Cape Town Says:

To the Callie family words cannot say how we feel Ash was apart of our lives we will miss her so much. To your family and cast of Isi. May the LORD give you peace and strength at this very trying time.

 
Ruth Cape Town Says:

Ash lived in our home everynite of the week, we will mis u so much. May your soul rest in peace. To the Callie family and the cast of Isi.our deepest sympathy.

 
Natalie Le Clue Says:

When I heard about Ashley’s passing, it was with great shock and severe sadness. I have a very big lump in my throat that just wont go away and I am struggling to accept that this is for real. I have been trying to figure out why I am feeling this way, as if I have lost a very dear and close friend. I now know the reason, this was part of Ashley’s magic, making us all feel like we knew her personally, I truly wish I did. I so badly want for this to be a horrible dream so we can all wake up and find Ashley alive and vibrant and drawing us in with her unique talent. I dearly hope that she knew how much she was loved by everyone and I hope that in some magical way she is able to see how much we all love her and how much we will miss her. I will never forget you Ashley.

 
Barbara Harmel Says:

I took a beautiful deep pink rose from my garden to La Vista this evening. I wanted them to place it where I would sometimes see you sitting, beautiful, self-contained, elegant, so special.

 
Julie Says:

Ashley had such amazing grace and talent. She sparkled on the screen and brought a lot of joy to many people. I haven’t met Ashley in person, but it was a privilege to watch her perform. Hers was a life well lived; a life to celebrate.

Rest in the light Ashley

Julie

 
Jason Says:

I am still shocked and deeply saddened by your sudden passing. My deepest condolences to the family. May this talented, beautiful and iconic South African Rest In Peace! Jason

 
Matt Says:

Good night sweet princess may flights of angels carry you to your final resting place.

 
Barbara Harmel Says:

Should the Callie family decide, so understandably, to have a private funeral for a quiet farewell and closure, do hope that a future Memorial Service will be possible for others who would like to honour Ashley.

 
Belinda Says:

Rest in Peace Ashley. You will be missed. Watched you every day for the last 4 years. You were the reason I was always such a big ISI fan. ISI will never be the same without you. My heart goes out to the family and friends. May God ease your pain.

 
Jessica Says:

To Ashley’s family and friends-
Deepest sympathies… such a clever, beautiful soul taken much, much too soon. We will all miss her so. we will all remember her always.

 
Henneke & Jan Says:

What A great miss she will be. Yes in some way I talk about her beingthe lovely straight foreward and always honest Lee, but we can’t even imagine, or be so arrogant to understand what the Callie family must go through right now. What is it that alway the good people die, who are here for people to see live in A more possitive way, and show you that with honesty you can go all the way. To the writers I would love to plea NOT to replace her. She was in A league of her own, and not 1 person could justify her replacement.
Ashley may God be with you, and you will live for always in our hearts. Thanks for all you gave to all us South Africans.
Henneke & Jan

 
Gail Robinson Says:

I am a heartbroken fan, I can’t begin to imagine what the Callie family and friends are feeling right now. My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.Isidingo cast – I’m sure you’ll all help each other through this difficult time. Love and strength to all of you – Gail xxxxxx

 
Vaneshiri Pillay Says:

May God grant Ashley’s family, friends & fans strength in this very sad time in our lives. Ashley, you touched so many people in your own special way. I will certainly miss hearing your voice as part of my afternoon. I thank God for sharing His beautiful Angel with us and I pray that you now rest in His strong arms.

 
Debbi Says:

It was with an almost surreal feeling that I watched Isidingo on Friday night, knowing what her family must be going through, and this morning as I write this James Blunt is singing Goodbye my lover good bye my friend, and I think that though we never knew her it is a very sad Goodbye My Friend, you will be truely missed. Deepest condolences to all her family, may the memory of her smile and the wonderful life she lived, and the joy that she spread, make this time a little easier for all of you.

 
Elizabeth Ddungu Says:

Cannot imagine how the family is feeling, if I who had never met Ashley, is feeling such loss!

To family and friends of Ashley, hang in there!

May her soul rest in peace.

Elizabeth.

 
Johanna Modiba Says:

IT IS WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY…AS WE HAVE LOST AN ANGEL OF SOUTH AFRICAN SOPIES.U WILL BE MISSED SISTER ASHLEY…BUT YOUR SPIRIT LIVES.SOUTH AFRICANS LETS JUST CELEBRATE HER LIFE AS A LOVING AND THE BEST ACTRESS IN MZANSI.WHEREEVER SHE IS IS SMILING BACK TO US BECAUSE SHE RAN HER RACE.SURELY ISIDINGO WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU…REALY SOUTH AFRICANS HOW I WE GONNA DEAL WITH HER CHARACTER IN ISIDINGO,EISH!ITS TRAUMATIC.YOUR SPIRIT LIVES ON AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.ROBALA KA KHUTSO ASHLEY”LEE HAINSE” CALLIE.

MAY GOD REALLY BLESS AND CONFORT THE FAMILY,FRIENDS,COLLIQUES AND FANS DURING THIS TIME OF MOURNING…GOD IS NEARER TO US THAN EVER BEFORE.

JOHANNA

 
Tsholo Matlhaga Says:

May her soul rest in peace. Seeing her on the screen made me feel like I know her. I have become attached to looking to her ans just feel that I love her. She will be greatly missed. May her family have the strength to carry on, GOD NEVER GIVES YOU TROUBLES THAT YOU CANT HANDLE, HE PICKED ONE OF HIS ANGEL TO LOOK UPON US.GO IN PEACE

 
jackie Says:

i will miss you terribly. you were the only reason why i should watch Isidingo. you made it happen and you left a mark there that is matchless. i dont think that i can ever bring it upon myself to watch another episode of Isidingo knowing that you are not going to be there.

to the Callie family, my deepest condolences and may God be with you through this trying time. our prayers are with you and we all wish for the best and the best is that Ashley’s soul rest in Peace.

 
joyce Says:

Goodbye, dearest Ashley. Your life was far too short, but you made a tremendous impression on so many South Africans. Lee was one of my favourite characters on Isidingo, due to your talent in giving her such a believable personality. You will remain alive in the hearts of South Africa every weeknight at 6.30, even though Lee will no longer be there. Godspeed and Love to a very special young woman.

 
Malehlohonolo Leeuw Says:

I’m disturbed, I’m in tears, I’m shocked but I know that God is watching over Ashley’s family. Robala ka Kgotso Ashley!!!!

 
ayanda Says:

condolences to the callie’s family ashley will be missed for her great work

 
melinda lourens Says:

Ashley you will go on to live in our hearts,that smile of yours can never be forgotten.But God has come to get one of his beautiful flowers, because he missed you to much,and is holding you in his arms,and is taking you home,where he can look after you.

From someone who understands what the family must go through now.

Melinda Lourens

 
Endeline Says:

Oh no, I so wished it was not true when I heard the news about Lee’s departure. I only know you as Lee, and Leone as called by your farther in my favorate soapie Isidingo. What a loss! May the Callie family and your family in Isidingo be comforted in this dark moment. To the two families, you have lost a real actor. Dear Lord please be with Lee, and may her soul rest in peace.

Endeline
Windhoek
Namibia

 
Francine Kruger Says:

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me….
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

T’was Grace that taught…
my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear…
the hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares…
we have already come.
T’was Grace that brought us safe thus far…
and Grace will lead us home.

The Lord has promised good to me…
His word my hope secures.

He will my shield and portion be…
as long as life endures.
When we’ve been here ten thousand years…
bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise…
then when we’ve first begun.

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me….
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

Hope these words are of comfort to you all. My deepeest condolences to the Callie family and to all Ashley’s friends. May she rest in peace up with god’s angels

Lots of heartfelt love

Francine

 
Danielle Marks Says:

This goes to Ashley’s family …I am so sorry for your loss and i pray that God will Give the family all the support and comfort in this time of pain. We have lost a remarkable women and will always be remebered.With lots of Love Jonathan, Danielle, Jordan and Taye….

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