TV personality Fiona Coyne dies

Weakest Link presenter Fiona Coyne has died, Eyewitness News reported on Wednesday.

She was 45 years old.

It was initially reported that she had died in a car accident, but later reports said that this was not the case, and that she had died at her home in Cape Town.

Known for her cutting wit on the show, which terrified contestants, Coyne had an honours degree in clinical psychology, and worked as a consultant before being chosen to be the presenter of the South African version of the British TV show.

She was also known for her love of the natural environment. She spent several years in Kenya creating awareness for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an organisation for rehabilitated orphaned wildlife.

We make it make sense

If this story helped you navigate your world, subscribe to the M&G today for just R30 for the first three months

Subscribers get access to all our best journalism, subscriber-only newsletters, events and a weekly cryptic crossword.”

Related stories


Already a subscriber? Sign in here


Latest stories

Suicide cases soar in Zimbabwe

The economic crisis in the country appears to be pushing people over the mental edge

OPINION| New UK work visa to exclude graduates from Africa

If graduates did not get their qualifications from the list of top 50 universities, 40 of which are in the US, France, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Canada and Japan, they will be excluded

Hackers infiltrate SA illicit financial flows conference with porn clip

The conference was attended by state agencies, blue- chip global and local non-governmental agencies and public accountability experts

OPINION| South African audiences want more authentic and accurate diversity...

The media has the power to shape perceptions, so television shows and movies can help shape a positive view of people who feel stereotyped

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…