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Isidingo actress ‘kept sedated’ February 12, 2008

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Ashley CalliePopular Isidingo actress, Ashley Callie, was still unconscious on Tuesday morning after a serious car crash on Friday.

“She’ll remain sedated. Her injuries were quite severe from the accident,” her sister Lauren Callie told News24. “So it’s best that she remains sedated for as long as possible so as not to disrupt those injuries and to help the healing.”.

The actress, who plays Lee Haines in Isidingo, was involved in a head-on collision with a Renault on the corner of 4th Avenue and Tana Road at about 22:30 on Friday night.

Ashley, 32, sustained serious head injuries and underwent surgery on Saturday afternoon to relieve pressure on the brain.

She was in a stable condition in the intensive care unit of a Johannesburg hospital on Tuesday morning.

“She’s got colour back in her face and she is making progress,” said Lauren.

Doctors have been optimistic about her recovery, but Lauren said a full recovery was “dependent on the individual”.

The male driver and two female passengers of the Renault were also seriously injured, and rushed to Milpark hospital.

Lauren said the rest of the Callie family was shocked when paramedics called them from the scene late on Friday night. Her sister was on her way home from one of her public appearances.

The Smart car she was driving was wrecked, according to Lauren.

“We don’t know the details of how the accident occurred,” said Lauren. Metro police are conducting an investigation.

Ashley’s family have been keeping vigil by her bedside. “It’s early days so we just take each day at a time,” said Lauren. “We appreciate everyone’s positive thoughts and strength.”

- News24


26 Comments for this post

Melissa Says:

This is something that has shocked most South Africans. We wish Ashley well and hope she makes a full and speedy recovery.

irene Says:

A more beautiful and vibrant person is hard to find. The Africa Channel wishes the lovely Ashley a full and speedy recovery.

Ashley-Williams Family Says:

We were shocked and sad to hear of her accident.
We send all our love and best wishes to Ashley and the family. We hope that you find strength in her love to get through this time. I pray that Ashley will have a speedy recovery.

alison Says:

hi ashley our thoughts are with you and prays get well soon

Arilyn Says:

Ashley our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

trudy jones Says:

To an awesome person, get well, you are loved and adored, you are in our prayers, and God has you in the palm of his hand Ashley!!!

Lauren Davids Says:

To the Callie Family:

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.there’s not a day that goes by without me thinking of you! Ashley i know that you will recover completly love! You are a fantastic actor and you are destined to do more BETTER work in your acting!!!

With lots of LOVE:-)

Matome Thobakgale Says:

Ashley we wish you a speedy recovery, you are a talented actress and we would love to see you back on our screens.

Cindy Kearns Says:

Ashley, take as long as it takes. Rest, hang in there. Your the best and one and only. Please, get well soon. But, take your time. Love to you and your Family.

sinethemba keleku Says:

ashley is a remarkable actress she is 1 south africas best actresse’s and inspires many people like me who want to be in the industry one day…i am praying for her everyday and hoping that she will have a speedy recovery so that we can see her do what she does best. im also praying for her family and edge them to be strong at this time because she needs you to be.ashley will make it through this im sure.

David van Onselen Says:

PLEASE hun, next time drive a real car. Those Smarts are cute, but not safe. I’ll be praying for you. I know you’ll be fine in time. Just get some rest and take it easy. See you on the tube.


Sunita Says:

I will pray for you an hope that you will recover soon. God is the only Real Healer and we pray He will keep you safe. All the best!

Marius Bothma Says:

My condolences to the family. May Ashley’s memory live on forever in your hearts.

Zee Says:

My great condolences to the Callie family. Ash was a great actress and a role model to us. We will always think of her and keep her in our hearts.

lee Says:

I feel taht i have lost a sister i neve met coz i always wacthed and see me.Your Character aand personality will always be in heart and i will follow your foot steps you potrait on isidigo.i love you

Gwen Lekwape Says:

May Lee (Ashley’s) soul in perfect peace. I still remember meeting her at Eastgate with my kids, and she was so welcoming to the kids, we will always remember her smiles and her being, a friendly person she was. She will always be in our hearts.

Blanche Jute Says:

Ashley – we all loved you. May you rest in peace and look down at all of us and know, you will always be in our hearts.

Nishal Says:

My great condolences to the Callie family. Ash was a great actress

Mohammed O. Taofiq Says:

Lee (Ashley) is a lady loved by all of us. Although we are Nigerian but she is the reason we all love to watch Isindingo omnibus on Sunday. She always dress resposibly and scandal free. WE hope all actress and actors can emulate her off-sreen behaviours. I pray that may her soul rest in peace.

Jacquie & Kym Says:

To the family & friends of Ashley – may God give you the courage & strength to cope with your loss & may He be there to comfort you at this very sad time.

We will all meet again in heaven, but now we must be here for each other.

God Bless & Lots of Love

Miranda Says:

what a beautiful soul that we have lost. she was a great actress, beautiful and had a great smile. we will continue loving her and will be missed dearly. my condolenses to her family and will keep you in prayers.

Oswald Mutaitina Says:

I have always admired and liked Ashley’s strong character as CEO of big companies in Isdingo; the manifestation of a powerful woman in real life! I can’t imagine Isdingo without her!

For the family of Ashley, the Bible says when sorrow comes it will endure the night. But joy shall come when dawn breaks through and fills your day with light. Now keep your thought on Jesus’ love and how He hurts with you. He will shelter you while in this storm until your sun breaks through. Sorry about the loss of such a lovely daughter and sister! Our prayers are with you! Mutta, Tanzania

Nthabiseng Says:

My condolences once more, May her beautiful soul rest in peace. Miss Tshekoeng. Bloemfontein

joey chomba Says:

i am sad by the loss of life of this beautiful young talented women.i salute her.

Sikelelwa Says:

As i was watching 3talk yersterday, my heart felt so sad and i realised that we have lost one of our best actresses in South Africa. this is very hard to accept that you are gone and we wont see Lee again. Ashley mybe people close to you have told you that youre the best. once more rest in peace we will never ever forget an amazing person like you.

Love always

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