South Africa has woken up to the news that legendary musician Ray Phiri has passed on.
Phiri had been admitted to the Nelspruit Mediclinic where he was in the care of an oncologist.
He had been diagnosed with lung cancer.
Tributes have started pouring in for the stalwart and Stimela founding member.
— Mweli Masilela (@mwelimasilela) July 12, 2017
— #DJSbuBreakfast (@DJSbuBreakfast) July 12, 2017
What a loss! Rest In Peace, Ray Phiri. Through your music, you never missed a beat. May it live on forever 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/cTCsr46Cri— BET Africa ch. 129 (@BET_Africa) July 12, 2017