Mzansi gospel music veteran Deborah Fraser died today in the presence of her family and friends. The singer’s death came after what her family describes as a short illness she endured a few weeks ago. She gave in to death at Christ Hani Baragwanath hospital this afternoon at 56 years of age after suffering a severe stroke last week.
The multi-award-winning musician first made headlines when a video of her performing in a wheelchair became viral on social media leaving speculations about the singer’s health. It was reported that she’d been in and out of hospital since February admitted for diabetes and her health had been deteriorating since.
The singer, in an interview with a local publication, mentioned that she had not been feeling well since February and that had taken her ability to walk and do other physically demanding tasks. “It all began when I started vomiting uncontrollably and I lost my strength.” She added, “Ever since then, I haven’t been able to walk,” she told the publication.
The family has issued a statement following her death:
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