One of Africa’s most iconic musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, died on Wednesday at age 66 after decades of fascinating performances won him devoted fans worldwide.
In a career spanning three decades, Mtukudzi released 67 albums and earned numerous honours across the continent.
He had been in hospital since November 2018 after he suffered a heart attack.
His record label, Gallo Record, yesterday confirmed to Sowetan, a South African news website, that the star had been ill for a while.
He is survived by four children and two grandchildren. His son, Sam Mtukudzi, died in a car accident in March 2010.
The musician had more than 60 albums under his belt and released an album in 2013 titled “Sarawoga, a tribute to his beloved son Sam, who died in a car crash in 2010 at age 21. The pair often performed together and he described the album as “therapy” to help him get over the death.
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