As I write this, Ashley’s spirit lives on in Isidingo February 15, 2008
While writing this, Ashley is on Isidingo on TV in the background. So fitting that she would choose to leave us in this way, saying goodbye with utter professionalism. Beaming from the screen is her trademark smile, half naughty, half knowing … totally genuine and uplifting. As an Isidingo fan since the start, I found Ashley to be the most remarkable of the ensemble. So many of her fans have shared similar feelings here.
It is hardly surprising that Ashley has left our hearts so sore. Like one of the few true legends, Ashley connected with us right through the screen. You felt that she was always speaking directly to you. With you. When she looked into the camera, it was just you and her. That’s real acting, real talent, real Ashley.
Only the good die young, Ash. We are just so sad that you had to go and prove it.
Thank you for bringing Lee to all of us. Our gift back to you will be lifelong memories of someone so special. To Lauren and family, God bless always.