Oliver Mtukudzi: Africa and Zimbabwe mourn the death of music legend

Oliver Mtukudzi: Africa and Zimbabwe mourn the death of music legend

It was not so long that musical giant Ras Kimono and his wife died. Well, it has come to the notice of Legit.ng that yet another legendary Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi is dead. The loss of this man has led to a national and continental mourning.

Mtukudzi passed away on Wednesday, January 23, at a hospital in Harare after being rushed for medical treatment a day before.

It would seem his death was not quite expected by many. It has since been established the 66-year-old had been battling with an unnamed illness for a better part of December 2018 prior to his demise.

Mtukudzi who started performing in 1977 with a band known as Wagon Wheels have released songs regarded as major successes both on a national and international scale.

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The singer has also made a name for himself as a philanthropist and businessman in his latter years and he is considered to be one of Zimbabwe’s most recognized cultural icon.

Throughout his career, he has released 66 albums and his iconic music has seen him tour some big nations across the world through the years in a career that spans as far back as 1977.

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His iconic husky voice is also one of the most recognized not only in Zimbabwe but Africa in general.

Even more surprisingly, Oliver died on the same date Jazz great legend Hugh Masekela passed on a year ago and he was set to release his 67th album. Quite remarkable.

A number of his staunch supporters have already taken to online to celebrate the departed singer who has impacted millions of lives with his catchy music. See some reactions below:

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Recently, Legit.ng did a flashback to the life and death of legendary comedian Gbenga Adeboye who died in the year 2003. His death was very painful to many people whose lives he had particularly brightened with his humorous jokes and care-free attitude.

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Source: Legit Newspaper

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