Lundi Tyamara, award-winning South African gospel singer, has died at the age of 38.

His family in a statement said the singer died in the early hours of Friday at Edenvale hospital, Johannesburg.

Tyamara passed on after a battle with abdominal Tuberculosis (TB) and a liver condition.

The singer had been on admission in the hospital since December 2016.

Tyamara whose albums sold over 3.7 million copies, was known for hits like Mphefumlo Wami, Ndixolele.

Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, described Tyamara as “one of the best gospel artists that the country has ever produced”.

Nathi Mthethwa, arts and culture minister, said the gospel star is “a success story that South African youth have a significant contribution to make in our society”.

The singer was honoured with the SAMA Awards, KORA Awards and the Crown Gospel Music Awards among others, during his lifetime.



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