- South African gospel singer Lundi Tyamara is dead
- The singer died after a long battle with stomach tuberculosis and liver related ailment
- Tyamara dies at 38 years and had history of alcohol and substance use
South African gospel musician Lundi Tyamara is dead.
The young singer died after a battle with abdominal tuberculosis and a liver ailment in the early hours of Friday, January 27, 2017.
Tyamara died at Edenvale hospital at 12.40am in Johannesburg, a day after a night vigil was held at the Jo’burg Central Methodist Church to pray for his recovery.
The gospel act was said to have had an history of alcohol and substance use in the past. He was moved to ICU on Monday after his liver stopped working.
Watch his video on drug and substance use below:
Popular Nigerian gospel act Paul Praise Egberamen died on November 12, 2016 after his two kidneys collapsed.
In December, 2016, another South African gospel star, Sfiso Ncwane, died of kidney failure at the young age of 37.
The founder of Zuz'muzi Music, Tshepo Nzimande, who discovered gospel singer said he was a tough man who was adamant to make it in the industry.
He said Tyamara was only 16 years old when he came to Johannesburg in 1995 to record his own album.
Listen to Lundi Tyamara's song below: