Award-winning gospel star Lundi Tyamara has kicked the bucket following a long battle with stomach TB and liver complications.
South Africa woke up to the sad news as the family confirmed on Friday morning that the star has died.
A statement released by the family confirmed that he died at Edenvale hospital in the early hours of Friday morning after a long battle with stomach TB and liver complications. He was 38 years old.
Lundi was reportedly in and out of the hospital since December last year. He first got admitted to hospital in December and was discharged at the beginning of the year. Apparently, his health took a downturn as he was readmitted once again about a week ago. Earlier this week, it was announced that he had liver complications and was later transferred to ICU where he was put on life support.
According to a press statement released by his management, Lundi died at 12:40 on Friday, 27 January at Edenvale Hospital.
“Lundi put up a gallant fight against his illness, but God’s will prevailed. We ask that his fans, supporters and followers join us in celebrating his life. We will always remember him for how he brightened up our days with his God-given talent. Rest in peace Lundi,” Anele Hlazo, his manager and family spokesman, said.
The Ndixolele hitmaker fought a good battle but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. Earlier this week, Lundi’s family called on South Africans to unite in prayer to help him through his difficult times.
A statement from the singer’s family read;
“We ask his fans, supporters, followers, well-wishers and the general public to keep praying for his healing as his condition remains worryingly critical. As believers, we know that through God’s intervention he will overcome these illnesses.”
Subsequently, EFF leader Julius Malema launched a campaign for gospel star Lundi Tyamara on his social media platform pleading to fans to keep Lundi in their prayers.
“The EFF calls on the people of South Africa to pray for our gospel star and legend, Lundi Tyamara who is fighting for his life in hospital. We call on all to join in prayer and intercede for his speedy recovery. In the same way that Lundi Tyamara’s music has carried millions of us through difficult times, we call on all to also carry him in this difficult time.”
Nevertheless, this day had to come when we bid a final farewell to gospel star Lundi Tyamara.