Oliver Mtukudzi, one of Zimbabwe and Africa's legendary musicians, has died at the age of 66. With his decades of rollicking, captivating performances, he had won devoted fans worldwide.
According to Newsday, a respected Zimbabwean publication which was first to report the late musician's death news, Mtukudzi passed away on Wednesday, January 23, at the Avenues Clinic in Harare.
The exact cause of death of the late musician has not been revealed. However, according to Zimbabwe's state-run Herald newspaper report, he had "succumbed to a long battle with diabetes."
Besides his music, Mtukudzi was involved in human rights matters across the continent. He received a slew of prestigious human rights awards, including The International Council For Africana Womanism Award, which he won for his role in the upliftment of African women with his artistic work.
Shortly after Mtukudzi's death news emerged, multiple stars and his fellow musician took to social media sites to pay tribute to him.
Musician and poet Albert Nyathi, who joined several other mourners at the hospital when he died, wrote, "It is difficult to accept, I have no words. What is left is to celebrate his life."
Here're other celebrity reaction over Mtukudzi's death, check them out.
Rest In Peace to our Zimbabwean,African Music icon #OliverMtukudzi you will be remembered
— Dj Jimmy (@jaebougsalim) January 23, 2019
My favourite artist in the whole world has passed on. I was hoping to see him live again this year ????
Once again, death has proven how much of a cruel thief it is.
My heart is in pieces ????????????. Rest in Peace #OliverMtukudzi
— Tebogo ???????? (@tebogo_rametse) January 23, 2019
— marang setshwaelo (@marangdream) January 23, 2019
Funeral services for Oliver Mtukudzi will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace.
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