Zim celebrities pay their tribute to legend Oliver Mtukudzi. The iconic 66-year-old musician, nicknamed Tuku, had been struggling with his health for over a month. Musician Oliver Mtukudzi has passed away, according to multiple news sources in Zimbabwe.
According to the tweet, the publication “has it on good authority that he died two hours ago in the ICE at Avenues Clinic in Harare”. The musical icon’s death has since also been reported in Newsday well as Health Times, who reported that the death has been confirmed by a reliable family member.
The 66-year-old musician, nicknamed Tuku, had been struggling with his health for over a month. No statement has been released yet by the family and the cause of Mtukudzi’s death is not yet known.
Tributes have already begun pouring in on social media. As well as possibly the country’s best-known musical export, Mtukudzi was a businessman, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region.
Zim celebrities have poured their hearts out as they join the rest of Zimbabwe, Africa and the world to mourn our great and Legend musician Dr Oliver Mtukudzi…
Your voice gave us comfort Samanyanga during hard times its never gonna be the same tisinemi asi hatina chekuita pasi harigute!! We will always remember the good things you did for our Country mufambe zvakanaka muzorore murugare…. Rest In Eternal Peace #legend
Help me Lord I’m feeling low 🎶
Unendi nangara ini unenditei “singing hangu
Enendi pasa manyemwe Raki muno riwana kupiko raki hezvoka raki enough ndanzvenga raki raki enough ndararama
We will miss you Baba.
Mandiomesera Mwari Mandinyaradza
Kunofa kukabarwa vamwe
• ZIMBABWEAN HERO • GLOBAL LEGEND •
After our interview about “The Zim Music Industry” – I asked you to sing at my wedding and you said yes! My favourite song is by you and Ringo Madlongozi: “Into Yami.” I guess I took too long to have the wedding…💔One day when my “forever” is waiting for me at the end of the aisle, I shall play it, “Zvese zvangu! Mudiwa ndezvako!”🎶🎼 THERE IS NO ONE LIKE
YOU @tukumusikofficial Tino dada nemi sevana veZimbabwe. I mean who has a whole genre called “Tuku Music” simply because he doesn’t fit into any existing genre? Only Legends do that. RIP SAMANYANGA. We celebrate you! Go well- but the music stays right here with us. Asante. #Tuku #OliverMutukudzi #ZimbabweanHero #GlobalLegend