TimesLive reported on Friday that gospel singer Lundi Tyamara has died after a battle with stomach TB and liver complications.
It emerged earlier in January that the 38-year-old award-winning star was admitted to a Johannesburg hospital with the illnesses.
The family released a statement confirming the musician's death, saying he died in the early hours of Friday morning at Edenvale Hospital.
#LundiTyamara The family released a statement confirming that he passed away just after midnight at the Edenvale Hospital.— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) January 27, 2017
Lundi was reportedly admitted to hospital at first in December 2016. After news of his illness, family and friends of the gospel singer gathered often to pray for his recovery.
One of his most famous hits was "Mphefumlo Wami".
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Tributes poured in for the hitmaker on social media.
— Zwelinzima Vavi (@Zwelinzima1) January 27, 2017
Gospel singer #LundiTyamara has died. We will always miss him. He played a huge role in the music industry. Rest In Peace.— ANC Bokone Bophirima (@MyANC_Bophirima) January 27, 2017
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#LundiTyamara 1st album was released when I was in primary, still blesses my soul to this day. May your dearest soul rest in peace 😢 shuuuu— SheLion♌ (@Thato_blue) January 27, 2017