Zimbabwe & Africa Music Star Oliver Mtukudzi Dies at 66years

Oliver Mtukudzi Dies

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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