Kwaito star Vusi "Mavusana" Ngwenya has died at the age of 46.
Mavusana formed part of popular kwaito group Oda Meesta, and was well known for his track Summertime.
Speaking to The Juice on Wednesday, the artist's partner Ann Msomi confirmed the news, saying that Mavusana died on his birthday on Tuesday in Port Elizabeth.
According to Ann the Kwaito star was doing promos with MTN. She explained: "When the MTN team went to wish him happy birthday in the morning they found him in his hotel room."
The musician, real name Vusimuzi Ngwenya, was found dead by his musician brother Reason Ndlovu in his hotel room on his 46th birthday on Tuesday morning in Port Elizabeth.
Still shaken at the news of Mavusana's death, Ann could not provide any further information.
The two had performed at a music concert the night before.
“He didn’t wake up in the morning. He wasn’t sick. He performed. He was on top of his game. We were sharing a room and he went back to the hotel to sleep. The girls came to sing happy birthday for him in the morning and we discovered he was no more,” Ndlovu said.
Born in Dube, Soweto, he is known for his hit song Summertime.
He leaves behind four children.
Mavusana's partner ann shares a touching message on social media after his death:
Messages started pouring in for Mavusana on social media, with many fans and friends shocked at the news of the musician's death.
“Happy birthday and #RIPMavusana,” radio personality Masechaba Ndlovu wrote.
Another Twitter user added: “Can we in the creative industry make time to pray. We can not loose our dear brothers and sisters this way, I am sad! [sic]”
— Masechaba Ndlovu 🇿🇦 (@MasechabaNdlovu) December 19, 2018