A dark cloud has engulfed Zimbabwe as legendary musical icon Oliver Mtukudzi has died!
He was 66 years.
According to close sources Tuku as he was known died this afternoon at the Avenues Clinic in Harare
Details are sketchy but Tuku seemed to have been in ICU when he passed on.
A source close to the family confirmed Tuku’s death saying the family will issue a statement soon.
“It is true that Oliver Mtukudzi has died. He was in a very bad state in ICU. The family will issue a statement to confirm soon,” said a source close Tuku’s to the family.
Tuku died exactly a year after his friend South African icon Hugh Masekela passed on.
With 66 albums to his name, the musician has toured several countries and has been endorsed by many companies as their brand ambassador.
He has been to all five continents of the world, playing in world capitals
and at top festivals.
Tuku has contributed immensely to the nurturing of Zimbabwean music talents and holds various prestigious positions, among them the Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations Children’s Fund and the coveted Cavaliere of the Order of Merit bestowed on him by the Italian government.