Ashley Callie

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Ashley featured in magazines March 7, 2008

Filed under: General — admin @ 11:53 am

The story of Ashley’s death has recently been featured in a number of South African magazines. We’ve posted three of the latest, most informative articles here (click title to read):

 

29 Comments for this post

 
Denise Says:

How sad that a highly irresponsible and uncaring person prematurely released a statement to the press stating that Ashley was to blame for this horrific accident. It had to have been very distressing for her family as they battled to come to terms with her loss, to have to deal with that as well. Let us hope and pray that the truth will stand and that our beautiful Ashley will be allowed to rest in peace.

Your star burns brighly in Heaven, Ashley. We miss you.

 
Tarry-anne Says:

OH, JUST A FACT IN MY HEART, ASHLEY WAS AND IS NOT TO BLAME, HOW DARE THEY, I THINK THEY ARE JELOUS THAT ASH IS LOVED MORE THEN OTHERS, WELL ITS NOT WHO U KNOW OR WHAT U KNOW ITS SIMPLY, WHO YOU ARE!!AND ASH IS AMAZING, REMAKABLE, INSOIRING, SENSATIVE, SWEET, FULL OF LIFE, AND HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN ALL OUR HEARTS[HER FANS] AND SHE’S NOT TO BLAME, HER MEMORY WILL WILL RADIATE AS SHE DID WHILE SHE WAS WITH US, MZANSI’S BEST OF THE BEST, LOVE U

 
Natalie Le Clue Says:

Great tributes to a BRILLIANT woman……

 
Candy Says:

The dead cant speak 4 itself. How dare can you say that it her fault, but the truth always has a way of coming out. Miss you alot ASH

 
Gail Says:

Does it really matter who’s fault the accident was ? It was very tragic – maybe one party was at fault – maybe both parties carry some blame. Whatever it was it was unintentional – which makes it an ACCIDENT ! and which leaves us all heartbroken, I don’t see the point in blaming anyone its not going to bring Ashley back. I still can’t believe she’s gone and can’t bring myself to watch Isidingo until they’ve laid her to rest in the story.

 
Natalie Le Clue Says:

^ Did you read the People article Gail?

 
Wensley Says:

Gail before you comment again read the article in People….It was not her FAULT!!!

 
Paul Says:

YES GAIL!!! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT B4 MAKING SUCH A STATEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT WAS NOT HER FAULT!!!!!!
DID YOU READ THE MAGAZINE YET?

 
Meagan Says:

YES GAIL..IT DOES MATTER WHO`S FAULT IT WAS…CAUSE A LIFE WAS LOST. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGH BEFORE MAKING ANY STATEMENT…..READ THE ARTICLE

 
Gail Says:

Yes everybody, I did read the article – and it does look like it was the other drivers fault – he did admit to speeding – but what now ? I certainly don’t believe everything I hear on the news or read in magazines – very often in one day you can hear 3 or 4 versions of the same story. My point is just when all is said and done – we lost her – and no matter what she’s not coming back – it was just another tragic accident and loss of life – the survivors have to live themselves – I don’t see the point in blame at this stage -

 
Margaret Motshumi Says:

RIP Ash!!! only our creator knows WHY? HOW? @ WHEN?,
and no one can question HIM

 
Jess Says:

I drove past that accident at about 11 that evening. Although there were too many cars too see what was actually happening I knew it was huge. Even from what I could see I could have told you that most of the reports that came out after the accident were pure assumption. Rather than worrying about who was right and was wrong, focus on being grateful for those who got through it. The ones in the accident and those who are related. Mourn the loss of someone so beautiful who was taken from us so early. It’s not fair but it’s life. Remember her fondly for the person she was instead of trying to find someone to point fingers at.

 
Anon Says:

According to the article this statement was supported by the police, so chance of it being a fluke. I dont believe that some people are willing to forget this. One question: would you want to forget something like this if it was one of your family memebers or close friends? This was not an accident, when people speed in a car the do have the capability to forsee a possibility of something gong wrong. There is a reason for speed limits and red robots. This cannot go unchecked.

 
Anon Says:

No of the statement being a fluke it what I meant.

 
Anon Says:

NO CHANCE….

 
Bianca - Anne P Moll Says:

Ashley was about 34 – 35 years old – the same age as Princess Diana – seems the most beloved die young. Like their beauty and specialness are fix in time – they became immortal at the age they have reach the top of their careers, top of admiration – we have lost such a good actress in Ashley – nothing will be the same.

I still can’t believe our Lee Haines is gone – every time I watch Isidingo my heart aches… so scared this is the last episode but it is coming and I can’t accept this! This is unfair.

Ash! Our hearts aches for you!!!

 
Gail Says:

TO anon and jess – this is my point exactly – I doubt whether our inefficient and under staffed police force will ever find out the truth and if they do – our judicial system sucks so badly justice would never be done anyway – so how much better would we all feel if a 20 something driver (which the media says he was) was given 10 years in jail for killing Ashley by negligient driving ? He has to live with himself if he was guilty of causing this accident – which I believe he very well might be – but please what is the point of being so revengeful when at the end of the day it was an accident and if he was guilty – the poor boy would have to live with it for the rest of his life. If he is guilty he made a mistake and I hope he learned from it . Nothing anyone can do will bring Ashley back. It always seems to be good christian people who want revenge and punishment – I’m an atheist and believe in forgiveness. Nothing will bring her back and its heartbreaking for me too.

 
Anon Says:

The poor boy? Has to live with himself? He should be glad that he gets to live with himself, because Ashley is no longer alive because of him. This has nothing to do with religion, it is simply the fact of if you do something wrong you have to accept the consequences. Speeding across a red robot is not a mistake it is a conscious choice that he decided to make. So what you’re actually saying is that if someone commits a crime like this (which it is) it should be left alone? Dont you think that is precisely the reason why this country is the way it is? If he’s feeling guilty, he deserves it, he should’ve thought about it before getting in a car with six people and speeding through a red robot. Maybe I’m the only one that feels like this but he has to beheld accountable for his actions.

 
Natalie Le Clue Says:

I think, personally, that everyone should stop the trend of this conversation, this is a place where we are honouring the great Ashley Callie, please lets keep it a place of hounour and rememberance.

 
anon Says:

Yes, the Renault driver has to live with this on his conscience forever, but what really sickens me is how he tried to blame Ashley for the accident! He even went as far as to post a disgusting blog on facebook (which has since been removed) in which he claims that Ashley was driving like a maniac towards him in the oncoming lane, something I found incredibly hard to comprehend. This from a person who earlier reports claimed had no recollection whatsoever of the accident?? That’s why I was so relieved to read the People report which sheds new light & confirms what I believed in my heart; that Ash was NOT to blame. According to this witness, the impact of the Renault sent Ash’s car halfway across the road which explains why police were inclined to believe the story that she’d been driving in the wrong lane. Also, considering that she was driving a Smart Car which is pretty high up off the ground it is almost certain that she would have rolled had she been the one speeding & not almost stationary like this witness reports. I belived justice needs to be done, not just for Ashley, but for all of us who share the road with maniacs & put our lives in their hands. The police need to open a case of culpable homicide & the whole of South Africa needs to know that this was not Ash’s fault!
Rest in peace baby girl, still miss you tons!
xoxo

 
paul Says:

Anon, you are absolutely, 3 million times right. He HAS to be PUNISHED to the full, FULL extent of the law!!! I NEVER EVER believed Ashley was to blame for this senseless tragedy. And, shame, it’s now on his mind all the time. What bullocks!! And how convenient that himself and all the 5 that were with him can’t remember a thing??? That just pushes them futher to the GUILTY well. And, yes, a case of culpable homicide MUST get opened. JUSTICE MUST BE SERVED HERE>

I bought the ASHLEY CALLIE Rose today at Ludwigs Roses. Beautiful …

I am missing you SO MUCH, Ash!! Lauren, Deyon, John, Mr & Mrs Callie, my prayers are with you today, always.

 
tarryn Says:

Posting under my own name now as the amount of anon’s on here is confusing (i’m the one who posted at no. 20). Anyway I just wanted to add that I’m so hurt & confused as to why the media actually seemed to WANT to blame Ash for everything, in fact the very first reports even claimed that she wasn’t wearing her seatbelt (which we know now to be complete rubbish). Did they think that casting the blame on her would be more newsworthy or ‘gossipy’ because she was a celebrity?! (Kinda reminds me of the avalanche of sordid stories of Princess Di that emerged after her tragic death and never seem to end!). I’m so grateful for the beautiful tributes from 3 Talk, Top Billing, SABC 3 & Mzantzi (even though the latter merely used the 3 Talk clip) but I simply cannot trust most media’s versions of events. For goodness sakes, most couldn’t even get Ashley’s age right or pronounce her surname properly! If we really want to know what happened that aweful night, all we need to do is look at the kind of person Ash was. She wasn’t a party animal, she wasn’t a tabloid whore (forgive the phrase) or even a media darling. And she certainly wasn’t irresponsible or stupid. Even though she showed so little of herself publicly, all of us who loved her could still see the kind of person she was, and though we desperately want to know what really happened on Friday the 8th, truth is we already know the answer in our hearts. This is only my 2nd post on this site & probably my last. I would’ve posted earlier but words seemed to have failed me. I know now that even though Ashley had to die, there was still a reason that I had to have known her & that has helped me through the confusing kind of grief that comes with missing someone I never even met. I know her legacy will always inspire me not to give up on my dream of being an actress & for that I will always be grateful to her.
Sending a hug up to heaven for Ash & a prayer to God for sharing his precious angel with us even though we all wish we’d had more time to know her. And to Claire, Graham, Lauren, John, Dèon & children, all Ash’s friends and everybody on Isidingo, I pray that the knowledge of how many people your Ashley touched and inspired can light a candle in your darkness. Strength and love to you all. xoxo

PS: Thank you to this site creator for such a beautful & dedicated tribute to Ashley & thank you for using those pics from Top Billing mag & InStyle that I ( as “jellybean”) posted on TVSA.com. Seeing them on here & facebook makes me feel as though I have made some tiny contribution to her legacy. Keep up the good work, because none of us ever want to forget Ashley & the light that she brought into this world.
Peace out

 
ODWA MAHOBE Says:

Ashley, I will always love you, Your death made me realise that life is so short…I REMEMBER HOW I HATED YOU WHEN YOU FIRST APPEAR ON ISIDINGO AND HOW I LOVED WHEN I SAW THAT YOU ARE REALLY TALENTED….MY HEART IS SORE AND I CRY EVERYDAY I THINK ABOUT YOU….I MISS U ITS LIKE YOU WERE MY RELATIVE I MISS YOU VERY MUCH

 
Bianca - Anne P Moll Says:

It is difficult to handle as just a fan, I don’t know how her family is coping with her death and they are always in my prayers. Always I am praying that Christ will provide them with strength and grace to carry out.

When I see her in Isidingo it hurts, knowing she is leaving is hurting – everything just hurt.

Maybe we should not pass judgement since we know the guy in the other car is going through hell as well – through that accident we lost Lee Haines – that it self must be terrible. We lost our darling Ash, so lets focus on her good spirit and what she meant for us and leave the hatred. Ash would have not agreed towards this anger but in her gentle way prefered peace.

I miss her so much!

 
PC Says:

how do i get to Ash’s facebook page

 
Kathleen Says:

Hey everyone! Can anyone tell me where on the net can I go to stay up to date with the findings of the police report regarding the accident? Also, this is a site of tribute, where can I go to discuss the accident and the evidence?
There is so many misleading reports doing the rounds at the moment that I just want to find out what is fact and fiction.

Regards

Kathleen

 
Portia Mokubela Says:

Thank you for the articles.

 
colin carte Says:

my mum and i are sorry to hear about ashl;eys deah lots of lots of love from colin

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